Transmitted irradiance through sea ice from radiation station 2018R4


Solar radiation over and under sea ice was measured by radiation station 2014R4, an autonomous platform, installed on drifting Multi-Year-Ice (MYI) in the Arctic Ocean during Oden_AO18. The resulting time series describes radiation measurements as a function of place and time between 20 August 2018 and 20 December 2018 in sample intervals of 3 hours. The radiation measurements have been performed with spectral radiometers. All data are given in full spectral resolution interpolated to 1.0 nm, and integrated over the entire wavelength range (broadband, total: 320 to 950 nm). Two sensors, solar irradiance and upward reflected solar irradiance, were mounted on a on a platform about 1 m above the sea ice surface. The third sensor was mounted 0.5 m underneath the sea ice measuring the downward transmitted irradiance.

The data set has been processed and contains quality flags for different kinds for erroneous data. Flag values are the sum of individual error codes. The value of 0 refers to no error. Quality flag, position: The geographic position is flagged +1 if the drift velocity, as derived from the GPS longitude and latitude, exceeds a threshold of 10 deg latitude or 50 deg longitude per time step; +2 if the position exceeds extreme values, such as longitude > 360 deg; +4 if the position is exactly 0.0. Quality flag, sun elevation: If the suns position is close to the horizon, the radiometers measure a very noisy signal. Radiometer measurements and variables which are computed from them are flagged +1 if the sun elevation is below 10 degrees; +2 if the broad band albedo exceeds the threshold 1.05.

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Creator Nicolaus, Marcel ORCID logo; Katlein, Christian ORCID logo; Hoppmann, Mario ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Contributor Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven
Publication Year 2024
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 1818008 data points
Discipline Natural Sciences; Physics
Spatial Coverage (5.354W, 88.335S, 73.975E, 89.637N); Arctic Ocean
Temporal Coverage Begin 2018-08-20T15:03:03Z
Temporal Coverage End 2018-12-20T03:02:39Z