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Near Real Time Sea Ice Temperatures

The 2018 station was installed by the Scott Base crew on 7 August. Below is a temperature contour plot generated from the sea ice thermistor data.

Depths are measured down from the top of the sea ice which is given a reference depth of 0 m.

"Cool" colours (blues) indicate colder temperatures and "warm" colours (reds) indicate warmer temperatures. The depths shown on the plot are the positions of the 20 thermistors.

Please note the below contour plot is automatically generated and may contain some invalid data points which will be removed when this data is post-processed to produce a scientific-quality dataset.

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Go here to find out why sea ice temperature changes with depth.

The large patch of dark red at the bottom of the graph indicates that the temperature sensors at these depths are either sticking below the sea ice cover into the underlying water or are frozen into sea ice that is only a degree or so colder than the underlying water.

Refer to the station description here for further information.

Near Real Time Snow Depths

Below is a timeseries of snow depths as measured by the 2017 mass balance station's ultrasonic sensor. Please note the timeseries plot is automatically generated and may contain some invalid data points which will be removed when this data is post-processed to produce a scientific-quality dataset.

The 2018 snow depths measurements are currently be analysed. We hope to provide a plot of 2018 snow depths in the near future.

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