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SCICEX: Submarine Arctic Science Program, Version 1

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  • Abstract
    The Submarine Arctic Science Program, SCICEX, is a federal interagency collaboration among the operational Navy, research agencies, and the marine research community to use nuclear-powered submarines for scientific studies of the Arctic Ocean. Unlike surface ships, submarines have the unique ability to operate and take measurements regardless of sea ice cover, weather conditions, and time of year. This allows for a broad and comprehensive investigation of an entire ocean basin. The goal of the program is to acquire comprehensive data about Arctic sea ice, water properties (biological, chemical, and hydrographic), and water depth (bathymetry) to improve our understanding of the Arctic Ocean basin and its role in the Earth's climate system. SCICEX is important because it adds critical pieces to the overall information needed to analyze sea ice and ocean dynamics. Data collection began in 1993 and is on going.
  • Purpose
    Scientific Research

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    Processing Level

    NA

    Quality
    Collection Progress

    Complete

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Oceans
    • Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography
    • Bathymetry
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Oceans
    • Sea Ice
    • Ice Depth/Thickness
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Sea Ice
    • Ice Depth/Thickness
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Oceans
    • Ocean Chemistry
    • Nutrients

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Platforms
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms
    SUBMARINE
    Instruments
    • CTD
    • NISKIN BOTTLES
    • UPWARD LOOKING SONAR

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN GEODETIC
Location Keywords
    • Ocean
    • Arctic Ocean

Data Centers

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  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
    ARCHIVER

    National Snow and Ice Data Center
    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

    • 1 303 492 6199
    • 1 303 492 2468
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  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
    DISTRIBUTOR

    National Snow and Ice Data Center
    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

    • 1 303 492 6199
    • 1 303 492 2468
    • Email

Data Contacts

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  • Jacqueline
    Technical Contact
    Jacqueline Richter-Menge

    72 Lyme Rd.
    Hanover, NH 03755-1290

  • M.
    Technical Contact
    M. Wensnahan

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  • Ray
    Technical Contact
    Ray Sambrotto

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  • W.
    Technical Contact
    W. III

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  • SCICEX Science Advisory Comittee
    User Services
    SCICEX Science Advisory Comittee

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  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
    User Services
    National Snow and Ice Data Center

    Boulder, Colorado

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    Collection Citations
    • SCICEX: Submarine Arctic Science Program, Version 1
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      Published by: National Snow and Ice Data Center