The Submarine Operational And Research Environmental Database (SOARED)is comprised of a fixed relational environmental database using unclassified data collected during the Science Ice Exercises (SCICEX) during the past several years. It also includes publicly accessible gridded historical sound velocity, temperature and salinity data from 1900 from the US National Oceanographic Data Center. This project is a demonstration system to show ways to retrieve and analyze sound velocity, temperature and salinity profiles, bathymetry and ice thickness data using a mouse-driven GIS-based query.
Sound velocity, temperature and salinity profiles, bathymetry and ice thickness data are available. The demonstration site includes representative data collected from US submarines during SCience ICe EXercises (SCICEX) in 1995 and 1996. A project goal for a follow on effort (the SCICEX Database Project) is to add the remaining data collected during ALL of the SCICEX cruises (1995-2000), along with data collected on future cruises.
The SCICEX Data Release Area is shown graphically at: http://psc.apl.washington.edu/scicex/arcticbox.html. Specific coordinates may be obtained from the US Arctic Submarine Laboratory (URL: http://www.csp.navy.mil/asl/index.htm
Various. The data to be included in the SCICEX Database Project will be collected from the Principal Investigators who participated in all of the SCICEX cruises - over 20 US, Canadian, British, and Norwegian academic institutes are represented.
US National Science Foundation, US Office of Naval Research