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USGS T-3 Original Thermal Gradient, Thermal Conductivity, and Heat Flow 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 digital version of the original data table from Lachenbruch and others (2019; see cross-reference), retaining the original non-SI units for thermal conductivity and heat flow. Reference cited: Lachenbruch, A.H., Marshall, B.V., and Ruppel, C.D., [...]

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T3heatflow_originaltable.csv
“Data in CSV format.”
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T3heatflowgraphic.jpg
“Locations of heat flow data stations in this dataset are shown as white circles.”
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T3heatflow_originaltable.xlsx
“Data in XLSX format.”
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digitizationoftable.txt
“Explanation of the table images.”
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Table2_2to66.jpg
“Image of heat flow stations digital files and scanned original data table.”
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“Image of heat flow stations digital files and scanned original data table.”
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“Image of heat flow stations digital files and scanned original data table.”
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“Image of heat flow stations digital files and scanned original data table.”
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“Image of heat flow stations digital files and scanned original data table.”
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“Image of heat flow stations digital files and scanned original data table.”
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“Image of heat flow stations digital files and scanned original data table.”
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“Image of heat flow stations digital files and scanned original data table.”
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“Image of heat flow stations digital files and scanned original data table.”
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Purpose

To provide a digital version of the original data table recording the T-3 thermal gradients, thermal conductivity values, and heat flow for the 356 successful stations.

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