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:
An archive version of the data is at the National Snow and Ice Data Center. The PSC version will be updated as new data becomes available while the NSIDC version will updated about once a year. The NSIDC web site for this data set is http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5D50JXV.
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: