KPDC, Korea Polar Data Center

Recent Data

  1. CTD profiles from seal-tagging CTD bio-loggers

    These CTD profiles have obtained from Seal-tagging bio-loggers which record CTD and transmit via Argos satellite systems. 24 weddell seals and 3 crabeater seals were captured and attached bio-loggers in Feb, 2021 near Jangbogo station.

  2. In-situ measurements for atmospheric DMS, its oxidative products, and aerosol size distribution at the King Sejong station in 2018–2020

    To investigate the aerosolization process of DMS-induced particle, comprehensive in-situ atmospheric measurement (e.g., atmospheric DMS and aerosol properties) was conducted at King Sejong station during the productive summer period in 2018-2020. The atmospheric DMS mixing ratios were observed by using a custom-made trapping and desorption system equipped with pulsed flame photometric detector. The aerosol size distributions were measured by regular-SMPS (Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer). PM2.5 samples were collected by using a high volume sampler, and than the concentration of major ions (e.g., non-sea salt sulfate, methanesulfonic acid, and sodium) in PM2.5 particles were detected by ion chromatography.

  3. Underwater acoustic data in the East Siberian Sea from 2017 to 2018

    To record underwater sound in the East Siberian Sea. To identify the variability of the sound pressure level and its sources

Popular Data

  1. Morphology and phylogenetic relationships of some psychrophilic polar diatoms

    Nine psychrophilic polar diatom species within six genera (Chaetoceros, Fragilaria, Navicula, Nitzschia, Porosira, and Stellarima) were found near King Sejong Station, Maxwell Bay, King George Island, Antarctica and near Dasan Station, Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, in the Arctic, in November 1998 and January 2005, respectively. We attempted to access the diversity of psychrophilic polar diatoms cultivated in the culture room of the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) Culture Collections for Polar Microorganisms (KCCPM) and to establish the phylogenetic relationships among diverse diatoms based on morphological and molecular data.

  2. Air temperature, air humidity, PAR, substrate temperature, and substrate humidity data from Barton Peninsular in King George Island collected in 2019

    Micro-climate data set from Barton Peninsular in King George Island collected during 1 year, 2019 Long term monitoring

  3. Satellite SAR data-based sea ice drift vectors in Fram Strait (2019)

    Sea ice drift vectors retrieved from Sentinel-1 SAR EW mode images. Processing details, expected accuracy, and potential error sources are described in the following article: https://doi.org/10.3390/rs9030258 For each date, there are two kinds of vectors: black colored vectors from Sentinel-1 and red colored vectors from NSIDC Polar Pathfinder Daily 25 km EASE-Grid Sea Ice Motion.


  1. King Sejong Station Barton Peninsula, King George Island, Antarctica more infomation

    • Thu, 17 Jun, 2021, 05:11 AM
    • 09:23
    • 14:28
    • 0.7 ℃
    • 95 %
    • 999 hPa
    • 10.0 m/s, WNW
  2. Jang Bogo Station Terra Nova Bay, Northern Victoria Land, Antarctica more infomation

    • Thu, 17 Jun, 2021, 08:10 AM
    • --:--
    • --:--
    • -12.2 ℃
    • 39 %
    • 972 hPa
    • 8.2 m/s, WSW
  3. Dasan Station NyÅlesund, Norway, Europe more infomation

    • Thu, 17 Jun, 2021, 08:10 AM
    • --:--
    • --:--
    • 1.8 ℃
    • 91 %
    • 1001 hPa
    • 6.7 m/s, WNW