KPDC, Korea Polar Data Center

Recent Data

  1. KPSN Seismic Data at Victoria Land, Antarctic 2023

    To monitor the activites of Mt. Melbourne and glacial movements

  2. ApRES Iridium-transmitted data for basal melt estimation from Thwaites Glacier, B22a, and Dotson Ice Shelf, Antarctica (2022-2023)

    ApRES (Autonomous phase-sensitive Radar Echo Sounder) measures the radar reflection signal from the internal and basal interface of ice shelf. The radar return signals are used to estimate the basal melt rate under ice shelves. A part of full dataset is transmitted by Iridium modem in real-time. 5 ApRES stations were deployed in 2022 and the data transmitted by Iridium SBD message were archived. The SBD data file (.sbd) is a binary file containing the amplitude and phase of radar return signal and the SBD text messages (.txt) indicate the time, message size, and location information. For more information about data file format, contact to Choon-Ki Lee (cklee92@kopri.re.kr)

  3. Bacterial isolates obtained from the East Siberian Sea, Arctic

    To study the ecophysiological functions of cultured bacteria according to the environmental changes

Popular Data

  1. 2D airglow intensity and mesopause temperature from MTM, 2023

    Two dimensional OH airglow intensity and temperature around 87km altitude at King Sejong Station, Antarctica. Studies of the atmospheric wave activities and mesopause temperature tendency in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere (MLT) over the southern high latitude.

  2. Sedimentological and geochemical analyses of gravity cores from Antarctic Peninsula region (KARP 1996-2006)

    This dataset includes sedimentological and geochemical analyses of more than 80 gravity cores retrieved from Antarctic Peninsula region during the KARP (Korea Antarctic Research Program) cruise from 1996 to 2006. The cores are generally shorter than 10 m and represent late Pleistocene and Holocene sedimentation. The following data were obtained for all cores: magnetic susceptibility, X-radiographs, granulometry, total carbon and nitrogen content, and total organic and inorganic carbon content. Chronology of the cores were determined by AMS radiocarbon dating method. For selected cores, diatom assemblage, trace and rare earth element concentration, stable and radiogenic isotope compositions were analyzed.

  3. 2004 Seismic Data, Antarctica

    Korean Antarctic survey carried out the fifth year project as step 3 project in the last annual of ‘The Antarctic Undersea Geological Survey’ was conducted in the northern Fowell Basin of the Weddell Sea. The research period was from 25 Nov. to 9 Dec. (15 days) in 2004. Geophysical research including acquisition of multi-channel seismic data was preceded. According to the results of seismic investigation, the drilling investigation was conducted at the coring point. We took on lease Russian "Yuzhmorgeologiya"(5500 ton, ice strengthed vessel) and 12 researcher in the cruise.


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

    • Wed, 06 Dec, 2023, 02:11 PM (UTC)
    • 02:01
    • 21:31
    • 1.0 ℃
    • 78 %
    • 986 hPa
    • 4.8 m/s, WNW
  2. Jang Bogo Station Terra Nova Bay, Northern Victoria Land, Antarctica more infomation

    • Wed, 06 Dec, 2023, 02:00 PM (UTC)
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    • -3.9 ℃
    • 59 %
    • 987 hPa
    • 0.4 m/s, SSE
  3. Dasan Station NyÅlesund, Norway, Europe more infomation

    • Wed, 06 Dec, 2023, 02:00 PM (UTC)
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    • -3.5 ℃
    • 68 %
    • 1034 hPa
    • 8.5 m/s, ESE