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Physical and Chemical Properties from Selected Expeditions in the Arctic Ocean


This dataset contains Physical and Chemical Properties from Selected Expeditions in the Arctic Ocean. This data collection includes measurements of temperature, salinity, conductivity, pH, and concentrations of silicate, oxygen, nitrate, nitrite, and phosphorus in the Arctic Ocean. The data were collected sporadically since 1950, from icebreakers, research vessels, and ice camps using traditional wire casts, Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) casts, and CTD/rosette casts. Also included are positional data and, for some expeditions, derived measurements of oxygen, nutrients, and alkalinity. The data are in NODC .SD2 and .F022 formats. The purpose of this data collection is to preserve and distribute physical and chemical data from the Arctic Ocean that have been gathered through a cooperative international effort involving the United States, Canada, Germany, Sweden, and Russia.

Data access

ORDER data for delivery by FTP

Additional information

Related projects: ARCSS
Observational frequency: unknown
Spatial type: point
Categories: Arctic, Oceanography
Documentation: README.pdf [64 KB]
Identifier: doi:10.5065/D6FJ2DX9 (Link: )

Temporal coverage

Begin datetime: 1950-01-01 00:00:00, End datetime: 2008-06-24 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Minimum latitude: 70.000000, Minimum longitude: -180.000000
Maximum latitude: 90.000000, Maximum longitude: 180.000000


Point of contact

James H. Swift
UCSD/SIO, 0214
E-Mail address: jswift at ucsd dot edu