DAMOCLES 2007-2008 - Hamburg Arctic Ocean Buoy Drift Experiment


The field experiment DAMOCLES 2007 (Hamburg Arctic Ocean Buoy Drift Experiment DAMOCLES 2007-2008) consisted of the deployment and tracking of an array of 16 drifting autonomous buoys in the Central Arctic Ocean. The buoys were deployed in a quadratic array with 400 kilometres side length in the Siberian sector of the Central Arctic Ocean in April 2007. While drifting towards Fram Strait the buoys delivered at approximately 1-hourly time intervalls position, sea level pressure and temperature for several months with the last buoy transmitting until January 2008.

The aim of the experiment was to study the Atmosphere-Ice-Ocean interaction, especially the impact of cyclones on the formation and transport of sea ice.

DAMOCLES 2007 and DAMOCLES 2008 are a contribution to European integrated project DAMOCLES (Developing Arctic Modeling and Observing Capabilities for Long-term Environmental Studies) which is funded by the European Union. DAMOCLES is a contribution to IPY 2007-2008 (International Polar Year).

DOI http://doi.org/doi:10.1594/WDCC/UNI_HH_MI_DAMOCLES2007
Related Identifier http://www.mi.uni-hamburg.de/
Metadata Access http://c3grid1.dkrz.de:8080/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=iso&identifier=oai:wdcc.dkrz.de:de.dkrz.wdcc.iso_doi2290313
Creator Prof. Dr. Burghard Brümmer
Publisher University of Hamburg (MI)
Contributor World Data Center for Climate (WDCC)
Publication Year 2011
Rights For scientific use only
OpenAccess true
Contact University of Hamburg (MI)
Language English
Resource Type modelResult
Format tar-File(s)
Size 54 Mb
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-180.000W, 70.050S, 180.000E, 89.991N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2007-04-23T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2008-01-31T00:00:00Z