Snow density and grain size measurements from Snow Micro Pen (SMP) on ice stations PS81/517 and PS81/518 from Weddell Sea, Antarctica, 2013


This dataset contains SnowMicroPen (SMP) measurements on sea ice stations PS81/517 and PS81/518 from Research Vessel Polarstern in the Antarctic Weddell Sea in austral winter 2013 (cruise leg ANT-XXIX/6, AWECS campaign). The SMP surveyed the uppermost approximately 25-30 cm of the snow surface, and processed output is available at 2.5 mm vertical resolution. The data contains snow density and grain size. Measurements were performed between 2013-07-31 and 2013-08-04. SMP measurements were done in close proximity (approximately 1-2 m distance) of snow pit locations (see Paul et al., 2017), to enable calibration of the instrument. Two perpendicular transects were made in a field that was surveyed using terrestrial laser scanning, to sample the spatial variability of the snow microstructure on sea ice. Further information can be found in Wever et al. (2021).

For pts files see doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.933101

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Creator Wever, Nander ORCID logo; Leonard, Katherine C; White, Seth; Proksch, Martin ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2021
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 375237 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-51.130W, -63.394S, 53.414E, -62.934N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2013-07-31T19:42:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2013-08-05T00:00:00Z