Arctic Ocean 2016 - Meteorological and Aerosol Data


This study is part of the collection Arctic Ocean 2016

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Ian Brooks - University of Leeds


This dataset contains data collected during the Canadian-Swedish expedition Arctic Ocean 2016. The research cruise took place August through September 2016, using the icebreaker Oden.

For ship data from the cruise, as well as graphics and files describing the route, see

For descriptions of Work Packages and research conducted during the cruise, see the SWEDARCTIC Arctic Ocean 2016 Expedition Report:

Additional information on the expedition, including links to publications, is available at

Work Package: Meteorology, Atmospheric Boundary Layer and Surface Fluxes

The meteorology work package has three distinct objectives:

1) Profiling of the thermodynamic structure of the polar atmosphere from the surface to approximately 25 km to provide information on synoptic structure.

2) Measurement of turbulent surface exchange (momentum, heat, water vapour), the surface energy balance, and evaluation of exchange coefficien

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Research principal, contributors, and funding

Responsible department/unit

Swedish Polar Research Secretariat
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Time period(s) investigated


Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Arctic ocean

Geographic description: Arctic Ocean

Arctic Ocean 2016 - Meteorological and Aerosol Data

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Associated documentation


Measurements: Wind speed and direction, air temperature, humidity, water vapour concentration, surface temperature, overhead cloud base height, cloud fraction statistics, backscatter profiles from aerosol/cloud droplets, solar and infra red radiation, cloud/fog droplet spectrometry, and aerosol size distributions.

Images: 10 second timelapse thermal images of the ice off port side, 10 second (port/stb) and 60 second (forward) visible images of the surface to the horizon.

Sampling: Fog water dr

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Ian Brooks. Swedish Polar Research Secretariat (2018). <em>Arctic Ocean 2016 - Meteorological and Aerosol Data</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href=""></a>

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Ian Brooks - University of Leeds

Time period(s) investigated


Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2016-08-08–2016-09-20


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Published: 2018-02-06
Last updated: 2019-10-15