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Regional-scale sea-ice and snow thickness distributions from in situ and satellite measurements over East Antarctica during SIPEX 2007

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Worby, AP and Steer, AD and Lieser, JL and Heil, P and Yi, D and Markus, T and Allison, I and Massom, RA and Galin, N and Zwally, J, Regional-scale sea-ice and snow thickness distributions from in situ and satellite measurements over East Antarctica during SIPEX 2007, Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 58, (9-10) pp. 1125-1136. ISSN 0967-0645 (2011) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.12.001

Abstract

The SeaIcePhysicsandEcosystemeXperiment(SIPEX)wasconductedintheEastAntarcticpackice zone between115-1301E from9September–11October,2007.Insitumeasurementsofsea-iceand snow propertieswereconductedat15icestations,togetherwithship-basedASPeCtobservations.The ice andsnowthicknessvariedconsiderablyindifferentregionsofthepackice,withparticularlythick ice associatedwithdeformationandastrongslopejetinthesouthwestofthestudyregion.Themean ice thicknesswas0.99m(1.57mexcludingthenorthernmarginalicezones),butvariedfrom0.61m along thesouthernlegto1.80malongthewesternleg,withpocketsofconsiderablythickericeinsome regions.Swellwasobservedontwooccasionspenetratingmorethan330kmsouthoftheiceedgeinto regionswith80-100%iceconcentration.IcethicknessescalculatedfromnearcoincidentICESatlaser altimetry(1.74m)aresimilartothe in-situ observationsinthecentralpack(1.57m).

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Antarctic, sea ice thickness, snow thickness, International Polar Year
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience
Research Field:Glaciology
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Climate and Climate Change
Objective Field:Climate and Climate Change not elsewhere classified
Author:Worby, AP (Professor Anthony Worby)
Author:Steer, AD (Mr Adam Steer)
Author:Lieser, JL (Dr Jan Lieser)
Author:Heil, P (Dr Petra Heil)
Author:Allison, I (Dr Ian Allison)
Author:Massom, RA (Dr Robert Massom)
Author:Galin, N (Ms Natalia Galin)
ID Code:76094
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:30
Deposited By:IMAS Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2012-02-27
Last Modified:2017-11-06
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