Sea Ice Melt Ponds: Snow, SSL, and Pond Depths
Snow, surface scattering layer (SSL), or melt pond depths are measured by inserting a metal probe with centimeter gradations into the surface until it struck hard ice. Positive (+) measurements reflect snow or loose decaying ice crystals known as the surface scattering layer, while negative (-) measurements indicate melt pond depths. Measurements were made every 0.5m, along the transect lines.
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Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.
Maximum (North) Latitude:
Minimum (South) Latitude:
Minimum (West) Longitude: -156.54417, Maximum (East) Longitude: -156.507
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CitationExample citation following ESIP guidelines:
Polashenski, C., et al. 2012. Sea Ice Melt Ponds: Snow, SSL, and Pond Depths. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/D6XW4GXP. Accessed 17 Aug 2022.
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