Dataset: Sea Ice Observations from the Aurora Australis V4 1998/99


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: 05 Nov 1998 - 18 Dec 1998
Observers: Matt Paget

Summary of voyage track:
5/11 Ice edge at approx. 60S, 113E
5-7/11 Ice edge to Casey
8-18/11 Casey to Davis (conducting survey of pack ice seals)
22-23/11 From Davis west to 74E
24-26/11 No obs - flying operations
27-30/11 Vicinity of 74E
1-12/11 No obs - ship stopped in ice due to propeller damage
13-18/2 Towed to ice edge by Shirase, ice obs conducted.

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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