FRAMZY 2009 - Drift buoys experiment in the Fram Strait


Brümmer, Burghard; Müller, Gerd; Wetzel, Christian

The field drift buoys experiment FRAMZY 2009 consisted of the deployment and tracking of an array of 7 drifting autonomous buoys, of which one did not transmit values. The experiment aimed at the measurement of the sea ice drift in the Fram Strait and its relation to the atmospheric forcing, primarily to that by cyclones. The buoys were deployed in October 2009 in the Fram Strait region and sampled data until February 2010.

FRAMZY 2009 was the last one in a series of five field experiments (1999,2002,2007,2008) carried out in the frame of the Collaborative Research Centre 512 (Cyclones and the North Atlantic Climate System) funded by the German Science Foundation.
UNI_HH_MI_fielddata (Field Data of the Meteorological Institute, University of Hamburg)
Dr. Gerd Müller (
Fram Strait
Spatial Coverage
Longitude -17.92 to 22.48 Latitude 71.21 to 85.19
Temporal Coverage
2009-10-02 to 2010-02-18 (calendrical)
Use constraints
For scientific use only
Data Catalog
World Data Center for Climate
13.95 MiB (14622720 Byte)
completely archived
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Brümmer, Burghard; Müller, Gerd; Wetzel, Christian (2011). FRAMZY 2009 - Fifth Field Experiment on Fram Strait Cyclones and their Impact on Sea Ice: meteorological measurements of 6 autonomous ice buoys. World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) at DKRZ.

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 the buoy dataset contains unprocessed raw data files as provided by ARGOS.
Data acquisition is completed.
Findable: 6 of 7 level;
Accessible: 2 of 3 level;
Interoperable: 3 of 4 level;
Reusable: 4 of 10 level
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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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[1] DOI Gabrielski, A.; Badin, G.; Kaleschke, L. (2015). Anomalous dispersion of sea ice in the Fram Strait region. doi:10.1002/2014jc010359

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[Entry acronym: UNI_HH_MI_FRAMZY2009] [Entry id: 2290317]