DAMOCLES 2007-2008 - Hamburg Arctic Ocean Buoy Drift Experiment


Brümmer, Burghard et al.

The field experiment DAMOCLES 2007 (Hamburg Arctic Ocean Buoy Drift Experiment DAMOCLES 2007-2008) consisted of the deployment and tracking of an array of 16 drifting autonomous buoys in the Central Arctic Ocean. The buoys were deployed in a quadratic array with 400 kilometres side length in the Siberian sector of the Central Arctic Ocean in April 2007. While drifting towards Fram Strait the buoys delivered at approximately 1-hourly time intervalls position, sea level pressure and temperature for several months with the last buoy transmitting until January 2008.

The aim of the experiment was to study the Atmosphere-Ice-Ocean interaction, especially the impact of cyclones on the formation and transport of sea ice.

DAMOCLES 2007 and DAMOCLES 2008 are a contribution to European integrated project DAMOCLES (Developing Arctic Modeling and Observing Capabilities for Long-term Environmental Studies) which is funded by the European Union. DAMOCLES is a contribution to IPY 2007-2008 (International Polar Year).
UNI_HH_MI_fielddata (Field Data of the Meteorological Institute, University of Hamburg)
Dr. Gerd Müller (
Arctic Ocean
Spatial Coverage
Longitude -180 to 180 Latitude 70.05 to 89.991
Temporal Coverage
2007-04-23 to 2008-01-31 (calendrical)
Use constraints
For scientific use only
Data Catalog
World Data Center for Climate
51.47 MiB (53975040 Byte)
completely archived
Creation Date
Cite as
Brümmer, Burghard; Müller, Gerd; Haller, Michael; Kriegsmann, Arne; Offermann, Michael; Wetzel, Christian (2011). DAMOCLES 2007-2008 - Hamburg Arctic Ocean Buoy Drift Experiment: meteorological measurements of 16 autonomous drifting ice buoys. World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) at DKRZ. https://doi.org/10.1594/WDCC/UNI_HH_MI_DAMOCLES2007

[Entry acronym: UNI_HH_MI_DAMOCLES2007] [Entry id: 2290313]
observation: Level2c
All presented data is observational data. Accuracy and precision are dependent on sensors and platforms. Details to sensor types, error sources and quality checking are given in Additional Information accompanying each dataset.;All datasets passed several quality checks. Quality control took place during the field phase; data were controlled during their use for research and and again before publishing.
Data were processed with objective algorithms (e.g. to reject values out of range) and were controlled subjectively by experienced researchers. The processing is described in detail in the documentation of each dataset.
In addition several buoy datasets contain unprocessed raw data files as provided by ARGOS.
Data acquisition is completed.
Result Date
1. Number of data sets is correct and > 0: passed;
2. Size of every data set is > 0: passed;
3. The data sets and corresponding metadata are accessible: passed;
4. The data sizes are controlled and correct: passed;
5. The temporal coverage description (metadata) is consistent to the data: passed;
6. The format is correct: passed;
7. Variable description and data are consistent: passed
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Contact typePersonORCIDInstitute
Contact Dr. Gerd Müller-University of Hamburg (MI)
Author Prof. Dr. Burghard Brümmer-University of Hamburg (MI)
Author Dr. Gerd Müller-University of Hamburg (MI)
Author Dr. Michael Haller-University of Hamburg (MI)
Author Dr. Arne Kriegsmann-University of Hamburg (MI)
Author Michael Offermann-University of Hamburg (MI)
Author Christian Wetzel-University of Hamburg (MI)
Principal Investigator Prof. Dr. Burghard Brümmer-University of Hamburg (MI)
Originator Dr. Gerd Müller-University of Hamburg (MI)
Technical Michael Offermann-University of Hamburg (MI)
Contributor --University of Hamburg (MI)
Metadata Christian Wetzel-University of Hamburg (MI)

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