Sea Ice Data Acquisition and Analysis System
IceBox is a new data acquisition and analysis system for polar regions that captures in situ information from ship-board sea-ice observers. The user-friendly interface has detailed entry fields, including melt-pond parameters, where users can record ice and environmental conditions in both the Arctic and Antarctic. IceBox is based on the ASPeCt observation protocol and is relevant for research vessels and other maritime craft. IceBox is freely available and supported through ASPeCt/SCAR.Download IceBox
For running ice observations and data analysis
Requires Windows, MacOS or Linux
Historical ASPeCt cruise data for use within
the IceBox application or stand-alone
AADC Login Required
The Antarctic Sea Ice Processes and Climate (ASPeCt) initiative is a multi-disciplinary Antarctic sea-ice research group within the SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research) Physical Sciences program. Established in 1996, ASPeCt has the key objective of improving our understanding of the Antarctic sea ice zone through focussed and ongoing field programs, remote sensing and numerical modelling. The overall aim of ASPeCt is to understand and model the role of Antarctic sea ice in the coupled atmosphere-ice-ocean system. Ongoing observations of in situ ice characteristics are crucial for monitoring and understanding the maritime climate system as well as for providing verification of satellite products and model output.