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USGS T-3 enhanced thermal data from T-3 Ice Island, 1963-73

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
1963
End Date
1973

Citation

Ruppel, C.D., Hutchinson, D.R., Lachenbruch, A.H., and Hall, J.K., 2019, Thermal data and navigation for T-3 (Fletcher's) Ice Island Arctic Ocean heat flow studies, 1963-73: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P97EPU2F.

Summary

The T-3 (Fletcher's) Ice Island in the Arctic Ocean was the site of a scientific research station re-established by the Naval Arctic Research Laboratory starting in 1962. Starting in 1963, the USGS acquired marine heat flow data and coincident sediment cores at sites in Canada Basin, Nautilus Basin, Mendeleev Ridge, and Alpha Ridge as the ice island drifted in the Amerasian Basin. At least 584 heat flow penetrations were attempted, and data were reported at 356 of these. This dataset is the enhanced version of the original data table from Lachenbruch and others (2019; see cross-reference), incorporating additional information such as the probable dates of measurement, physiographic province and surficial geology at each station, and [...]

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T3EnhancedHeatFlowTable.csv
“Data in CSV format.”
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T3EnhancedHeatFlowTable.xlsx
“Data in XLSX format.”
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T3enhancedheatflowgraphic.jpg
“Heat flow data labelled with station number and color-coded by heat flow value.”
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USGST3_RelativeThermalGradientPlots.pdf
“Explanation of thermal gradient plots.”
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T3Gradients2_75.jpg
“Images of the thermal gradients measured at each heat flow station.”
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T3Gradients76_192.jpg
“Images of the thermal gradients measured at each heat flow station.”
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T3Gradients196_279.jpg
“Images of the thermal gradients measured at each heat flow station.”
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T3Gradients284_354.jpg
“Images of the thermal gradients measured at each heat flow station.”
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T3Gradients355_427.jpg
“Images of the thermal gradients measured at each heat flow station.”
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T3Gradients429_566.jpg
“Images of the thermal gradients measured at each heat flow station.”
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T3Gradients567_584.jpg
“Images of the thermal gradients measured at each heat flow station.”
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Purpose

To provide an enhanced version of the T-3 heat flow data with additional information about the heat flow stations and conversions to SI units.

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