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SHEBA Upper Ocean CTD and Thermal Microstructure, Western Arctic Ocean


This data set includes Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) measurements along with thermal microstructure data (such as, turbulent thermal variance, turbulent kinetic energy, and vertical temperature gradient) collected from 12 October 1997 to 30 September 1998. The storage, redistribution, and ultimate release of the energy contributed by incoming shortwave radiation has major effects on the thickness and seasonal evolution of sea ice cover and the state of the upper ocean. As part of the Surface Heat Budget of the Arctic (SHEBA) project, this research was designed to (1) investigate upper ocean processes and their role in ice-albedo feedback, and (2) develop and test suitable models or parameterizations for use in large-scale simulations. Data are in space-delimited ASCII text format and are available via FTP.

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  • 1.0 (2009-04-29)
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Spatial Type point
Frequency no set schedule
Language English
Grant Code 9701391, 0084296
ISO Topic Categories
  • oceans
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 1997-10-12 00:00:00
End datetime 1998-09-30 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 80.30, Minimum (South) Latitude: 74.60
Minimum (West) Longitude: -168.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -143.00

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Timothy P. Stanton <>

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Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

Stanton, T., Shaw, W. 2009. SHEBA Upper Ocean CTD and Thermal Microstructure, Western Arctic Ocean. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 02 Dec 2020.

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