Thickness and properties of sea ice and snow of land-fast sea ice in Atka Bay in 2018


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 (Hanno Müller) and Matthias Maasch, Mirco Czerwonka, Helene Hoffmann of the overwintering team.

Metadata Access
Creator Arndt, Stefanie; Müller, Hanno; Nicolaus, Marcel
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Contributor Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven
Publication Year 2019
Funding Reference German Science Foundation, 5472008
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 1167 data points
Discipline Natural Sciences; Physics
Spatial Coverage (-8.046W, -70.615S, -7.484E, -70.575N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2018-06-13T14:30:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2018-12-30T15:05:00Z