Snow depth and sea ice thickness derived from a SIMBA buoy (FMI02) during 2012/2013


The Snow and Ice Mass Balance Array (SIMBA) is a thermistor string type IMB (Jackson et al., 2013) that measures the environment temperature SIMBA-ET and temperature change (SIMBA-HT) after an identical heating element is applied to each sensor. This SIMBA (FMI02) was deployed in the high Arctic during the Polarstern Arctic cruise (ARK-XXVII/3) on 22, September 2012. The SIMBA thermistor chain is 4.8 m long and equipped with 240 thermistors at 0.02 m spacing. Snow depth and ice thickness were derived manually by investigating the SIMBA_ET vertical temperature profiles. This SIMBA was deployed on 22 Sep 2012 at 15:15 UTC. The initial position was Latitude: 88.81287 N Longitude: 57.53883 E. The initial ice thickness was 1.44 m; Freeboard was 0.21 m and the snow depth was 0.03 m.This dataset provides snow depth and ice thickness derived from temperature data. The snow depth values mean snow accumulation above the reference surface (zero). The ice thickness values mean ice thickness growth below the initial reference surface (zero).

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Creator Cheng, Bin ORCID logo; Nicolaus, Marcel ORCID logo; Cheng, Yubing ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2023
Funding Reference Horizon 2020 Crossref Funder ID 101003590 doi:10.3030/101003590 Modelling the Polar regions in a global context (PolarRES)
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 104 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (83.428W, -38.153S, 88.797E, 59.969N); Arctic Ocean
Temporal Coverage Begin 2012-09-23T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2013-06-05T00:00:00Z