Visual panoramic photographs of the surface conditions during the MOSAiC campaign 2019/20


Panoramic photographs of the surface conditions around the icebreaker RV Polarstern were recorded during the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) between 20 October 2019 and 12 October 2020. The photographs were taken with a digital rotating scanning camera (Seitz, Switzerland) based on a Canon 3-linear RGB sensor and using an operational software system by Panomax (Switzerland). The camera covers a full round view (360°) and was mounted above the crow's nest in approx. 33m above sea level. The camera worked without interruptions over the entire expedition. Each photo consists of 15680x2048 pixels. The recording of a single panorama took, depending on light conditions, up to 18 minutes. The recording interval was 20 minutes (72 photos per day). All times are given in UTC and camera times are corrected to the GPS time stamp.

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Creator Nicolaus, Marcel; Arndt, Stefanie; Birnbaum, Gerit; Katlein, Christian
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2021
Funding Reference Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, AFMOSAiC 1_00; Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, AWI_PS122_00
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 35937 data points
Discipline Fine Arts, Music, Theatre and Media Studies; Humanities; Natural Sciences; Photography; Physics
Spatial Coverage (-165.746W, 53.565S, 146.443E, 90.000N); North Greenland Sea
Temporal Coverage Begin 2019-09-19T22:29:36Z
Temporal Coverage End 2020-10-12T09:53:22Z