Summaries of data sets produced by PSC researchers. Links provide further information and data access.
Description: Measurements of ice draft and freeboard that can be used infer sea ice thickness Geographic Area: Arctic Ocean, Fram Strait Time Period: 1975 – present Parameters: sea ice draft, sea ice freeboard, sea ice thickness (mean, standard deviation, and full distributions for one month periods or 50-km segments) Data Access:
http://psc.apl.washington.edu/sea_ice_cdr/data_tables.html Description: Morphological and optical characteristics of the summer Arctic sea ice cover during the Healy Oden TRans Arctic EXpedition (HOTRAX) Geographic Area: Arctic Basin transect: 76 2.119N 157 55.807 W to 80 28.254 N 7 34.4 E Time Period: 12 Aug – 26 Sept 2005 Parameters: Snow depth, ice thickness, light transmission,soot content, incident solar irradiance, spectral reflectance, surface temperature, ice watch, aerial photographs, mass balance Data Access:
http://www.arcticice.org/hotraxweb/datafiles.htm Description: Satellite derived Atmospheric Parameters from TOVS (HIRS/MSU) for the polar regions Geographic Area: Arctic: North of 60 Degrees, Antarctic: South of 50 Degrees Time Period: 1979-2005. Daily and monthly averages Parameters: Temperature, Humidity Profiles, Cloud Fraction, Height Data Access:
http://psc.apl.washington.edu/nonwp_projects/pathp/pathp.html Description: Gridded, global climatological fields of ocean temperature and salinity with a high-quality Arctic Ocean Geographic Area: Global Time Period: Averaged annual, seasonal, and monthly means; for the Arctic Ocean, these averages are for the time period 1950-1990;
everywhere else the averages span the entire historical record
Parameters: Ocean temperature and salinity Data Access:
http://psc.apl.washington.edu/POLES/PHC2/DownloadP3.html Description: Year-round Mooring data 1990-1991 Throughout the Chukchi Sea Geographic Area: Chukchi Sea Time Period: CTD data from 1990 and 1991 throughout the Chukchi Sea, Year-round Mooring data 2002-2004 Northern Chukchi Parameters: Data Access: