Acknowledgements, References and Acronyms


The project work was funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
(Grant Ko 924/3-1). 

The buoy data provision by S. Ackley, I. Allison, E. Andreas, D. Crane, E. Fahrbach, Ch. Haas, H. Hellmer, H. Hoeber, M. Jeffries, J. King,J. Launiainen, D. Limbert, D. Martinson, M. Mc Phee, L. Sellmann, R. Roth, J. Uotila,T. Vihma,P. Wadhams, E. Zambianchi, as well as the additional support by P. Heil, is gratefully acknowledged. 

The IPAB buoy archive was received from NSIDC (National Snow and Ice Data Center)  IPAB Antarctic drifting buoy data. Digital media from the NSIDC Web site

SSM/I data   have been provided by JPL, Polar Remote Sensing Group, courtesy of  Ron Kwok, and Mark Drinkwater of the European Space Agency, Oceans and Ice Unit, (formerly JPL Polar Oceans Group) respectively. These work were performed at JPL, California Institute of Technology, supported under contract to Nasa Code Y.

Ice concentrations came from the European Project Pelicon - Project for Long-term variability in Ice Concentration, from G. Heygster and C. Thomas, Institute of Environmental Physics, University of Bremen.

NCEP Reanalysis data provided by the NOAA-CIRES Climate Diagnostics Center, Boulder, Colorado, USA, from their Web site at

The use of the Geographic Information System PCI was made possible by MSA Group, Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung, Section Atmospheric Trace Constituents and Remote Sensing, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe by F. Olesen and H. Fischer.


Data Policy

The use of the included data and images is free and should be acknowledged in the following way if there are no other statements given:
C. Schmitt, Ch. Kottmeier, S. Wassermann, M. Drinkwater: Atlas of Antarctic Sea Ice Drift, 2004.
The work was performed at the Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung, Universität Karlsruhe by funding of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) Project Ko924/3-1.
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