Thickness and properties of sea ice and snow of land-fast sea ice in Atka Bay in 2020


Manual measurements of sea ice thickness, sub-ice platelet layer thickness, freeboard, and snow thickness are distributed evenly and repeated along a 25km-long transect across Atka Bay every 2 to 4 weeks. At each measurement location, 5 holes were drilled through the ice in order to determine the aforementioned parameters, one in the center and one in a distance of five meters in each direction, to cover their small-scale spatial variabilities. The measurements have been mainly conducted by the meteorologist (Anna-Marie Jörss) and Klaus Guba, Ina Wehner, Julia Loftfield, Noah Trumpik, Roman Ackle, Wanderson Divino de Almeida Santos of the overwintering team.

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Creator Arndt, Stefanie; Jörss, Anna-Marie; Nicolaus, Marcel
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2021
Funding Reference German Science Foundation, 5472008
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 1328 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-8.048W, -70.615S, -7.484E, -70.575N); Atka Bay
Temporal Coverage Begin 2020-06-14T11:24:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2021-01-10T21:46:00Z