Thickness and properties of sea ice and snow of land-fast sea ice in Atka Bay in 2021


Manual measurements of sea ice thickness, sub-ice platelet layer thickness, freeboard, and snow thickness are distributed evenly and repeated along a 25km-long transect across Atka Bay every 2 to 4 weeks. At each measurement location, 5 holes were drilled through the ice in order to determine the aforementioned parameters, one in the center and one in a distance of five meters in each direction, to cover their small-scale spatial variabilities. The measurements have been mainly conducted by the meteorologist (Paul Ockenfuß) and Jess Bunchek, Tanguy Doron and Linda Ort of the overwintering team.

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Creator Arndt, Stefanie ORCID logo; Ockenfuß, Paul; Nicolaus, Marcel ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Contributor Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven
Publication Year 2022
Funding Reference German Research Foundation Crossref Funder ID 5472008 Priority Programme 1158 Antarctic Research with Comparable Investigations in Arctic Sea Ice Areas
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 902 data points
Discipline Natural Sciences; Physics
Spatial Coverage (-8.048W, -70.615S, -7.484E, -70.575N); Atka Bay
Temporal Coverage Begin 2021-05-24T10:55:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2021-12-30T12:55:00Z