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Citation
Worby, A.P. (2001) Sea Ice Observations from the Aurora Australis V1 1995/96 (HIHO HIHO experiment), Ver. 1, Australian Antarctic Data Centre - https://data.aad.gov.au/metadata/records/ASPECT_AA070895, Accessed: 2021-10-27
Title
Sea Ice Observations from the Aurora Australis V1 1995/96 (HIHO HIHO experiment)
Data Centre
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia
Created Date
2001-07-20
Revision Date
2017-04-26
Parent record
ASPECT

Description

These data describe pack ice characteristics in the Antarctic sea ice zone.
These data are in the ASPeCt format.

National program: Australia
Vessel: Aurora Australis
Dates in ice: 21 Jul 1995 - 26 Aug 1995 (HIHO HIH0 experiment)
Observers: Tony Worby, Ian Allison, Vicky Lytle, Rob Massom, Petra Heil

Summary of voyage track:
Scientific voyage focussed on the area near 64S, 140E.
Three laps of a 60 x 60 nmile study area were completed with E-W and N-S transects through the study region to deploy and recover instruments.

The fields in this dataset are:
SEA ICE CONCENTRATION
SEA ICE FLOE SIZE
SEA ICE SNOW COVER
SEA ICE THICKNESS
SEA ICE TOPOGRAPHY
SEA ICE TYPE
RECORD
DATE
TIME
LATITUDE
LONGITUDE
OPEN WATER
TRACK
SNOW THICKNESS
SNOW TYPE
SEA TEMPERATURE
AIR TEMPERATURE
WIND VELOCITY
WIND DIRECTION
FILM COUNTER
FRAME COUNTER FOR FILM
VIDEO RECORDER COUNTER
VISIBILITY CODE
CLOUD
WEATHER CODE
COMMENTS

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Quality

Each parameter is assigned a data quality flag as defined below:

Flag 1: Error free
Flag 2: Dubious. Non-specific errors
Flag 3: Known errors exist that can be fixed
Flag 4: Known errors exist that cannot be fixed
Flag 5: No data - not observed
Flag 6: Data in analog format only

Time and position: 1
Total ice concentration: 1
Open water: 1
Pri ice concentration: 1
Pri ice type: 1
Pri ice thickness: 1
Pri floe size: 1
Pri topography: 1
Pri snow type: 1
Pri snow thickness: 1
Sec ice concentration: 1
Sec ice type: 1
Sec ice thickness: 1
Sec floe size: 1
Sec topography: 1
Sec snow type: 1
Sec snow thickness: 1
Ter ice concentration: 1
Ter ice type: 1
Ter ice thickness: 1
Ter floe size: 1
Ter topography: 1
Ter snow type: 1
Ter snow thickness: 1
Air temperature: 6
Water temperature: 6
Wind speed: 6
Wind direction: 6
Cloud: 6
Current weather: 6
Visibility: 6
Video reading: 6
Photo (film no.): 6
Photo (frame no.): 6
Comments: 6

Access

These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL and from the ASPECT website. Note that to use the original log files, you will also need to download the provided software in order to extract the data.

Temporal Coverages

Spatial Coverages

Science Keywords

Additional Keywords

  • AIR TEMPERATURE
  • CLOUD
  • COMMENTS
  • DATE
  • FILM COUNTER
  • FRAME COUNTER FOR FILM
  • LATITUDE
  • LONGITUDE
  • OPEN WATER
  • RECORD
  • SEA ICE CONCENTRATION
  • SEA ICE FLOE SIZE
  • SEA ICE SNOW COVER
  • SEA ICE THICKNESS
  • SEA ICE TOPOGRAPHY
  • SEA ICE TYPE
  • SEA TEMPERATURE
  • SNOW THICKNESS
  • SNOW TYPE
  • TIME
  • TRACK
  • VIDEO RECORDER COUNTER
  • VISIBILITY CODE
  • WEATHER CODE
  • WIND DIRECTION
  • WIND VELOCITY

Locations

  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR

Platforms

  • SHIPS
  • R/V Aurora Australis

Instruments

    None

Researchers

  • worby, anthony (INVESTIGATOR,TECHNICAL CONTACT,DIF AUTHOR)

Use Constraints

This data set conforms to the CCBY Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=ASPECT_AA070895 when using these data.

Authors should acknowledge use of the ASPeCt data archive - "The ship-based sea ice and snow thickness data were provided by the SCAR Antarctic Sea Ice Processes and Climate (ASPeCt) program (aspect.antarctica.gov.au)".

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