(Table 2) Ice, snow and freeboard statistics from measurement transects at 11 ice stations during Aurora Australis cruise SIPEX in 2007


The Sea Ice Physics and Ecosystem experiment (SIPEX) was conducted in the East Antarctic pack ice zone between 115-130°E from 9 September - 11 October, 2007. In situ measurements of sea-ice and snow properties were conducted at 15 ice stations, together with ship-based ASPeCt observations. The ice and snow thickness varied considerably in different regions of the pack ice, with particularly thick ice associated with deformation and a strong slope jet in the southwest of the study region. The mean ice thickness was 0.99 m (1.57 m excluding the northern marginal ice zones), but varied from 0.61 m along the southern leg to 1.80 m along the western leg, with pockets of considerably thicker ice in some regions. Swell was observed on two occasions penetrating more than 330 km south of the ice edge into regions with 80-100% ice concentration. Ice thicknesses calculated from near coincident ICESat laser altimetry (1.74 m) are similar to the in-situ observations in the central pack (1.57 m).

Data extracted in the frame of a joint ICSTI/PANGAEA IPY effort, see http://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.150150

Supplement to: Worby, Anthony P; Steer, Adam; Lieser, Jan L; Heil, Petra; Yi, Donghui; Markus, Thorsten; Allison, Ian; Massom, Robert A; Galin, Natalia; Zwally, H Jay (2011): Regional-scale sea-ice and snow thickness distributions from in situ and satellite measurements over East Antarctica during SIPEX 2007. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 58(9-10), 1125-1136

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.841956
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.12.001
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.841956
Creator Worby, Anthony P; Steer, Adam ; Lieser, Jan L ; Heil, Petra ; Yi, Donghui ; Markus, Thorsten; Allison, Ian; Massom, Robert A ; Galin, Natalia; Zwally, H Jay
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2011
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Dataset; Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 99 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (116.800W, -65.580S, 128.050E, -64.250N); South Indian Ocean
Temporal Coverage Begin 2007-09-11T01:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2007-10-08T04:30:00Z