SCICEX: Submarine Arctic Science Program

Metadata Updated: September 27, 2015

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.

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Metadata Date August 13, 2015
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date September 27, 2015
Reference Date(s) November 1, 2009 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date August 13, 2015
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date September 27, 2015
Reference Date(s) November 1, 2009 (publication)
Responsible Party (Principal Investigator); Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (Principal Investigator); University of Washington (Principal Investigator); Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (Principal Investigator)
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Temporal Extent Begin 19930823
Temporal Extent End 20051120

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