UpTempO


Measuring the Upper layer Temperature of the Polar Oceans

UpTempO 2017: WARM #5| WARM #6| SIZRS #1| SIKULIAQ #2| MIRAI #3| HEALY #4| Laurier #5|
UpTempO 2016: ICEX #1| HEALY #2| ARAON #3| UKPIK #4| AMUNDSEN #5| AMUNDSEN #6| HEALY #7| AMUNDSEN #8| SIKULIAQ #9|
UpTempO 2015: HEALY #1| SIZRS #2| SIZRS #3| SIZRS #4| SIZRS #5| HEALY #6| HEALY #7| SIZRS #8|| WARM #3| WARM #4
UpTempO 2014: APLIS #1| APLIS #2| SIZRS #3| SIZRS #4| AARON #5| SIZRS #6| SIZRS #7| AARON #8| AMUNDSEN #9| AMUNDSEN #10| AMUNDSEN #11| POLARSTERN #12| MIRAI #13| MIRAI #14| MIRAI #15| POLARSTERN #16|| WARM #1| WARM #2
UpTempO 2013: PALMER #1| PALMER #2| PALMER #3| UKPIK #4| LOUIS #5| SIZRS #6| LOUIS #7| LOUIS #8| LOUIS #9| LOUIS #10| ARAON #11| ARAON #12| HEALY #13| ARAON #14| FEDEROV #15| HEALY #16| HEALY #17| HEALY #18| FEDEROV #19| FEDEROV #20|
UpTempO 2012: PALMER #1| LOUIS #2| LOUIS #3| LOUIS #4| LOUIS #5| POLAR STERN #6| HEALY #7| POLAR STERN #8|
UpTempO 2011: APLIS #1| HEALY #2| LOUIS #3| LOUIS #4| ARAON #5| ARAON #6| HEALY #7| AMUNDSEN #8| AMUNDSEN #9| LAURIER #10
UpTempO 2010: ARAON #1| ARAON #2| AMUNDSEN #3




UpTempO 2011 #1 APLIS - Deceased


Made by MetOcean Data Systems
Iridium ID # (IMEI = International Mobile Equipment Identity): 300234010732080

ocean temperature at nominal depths (m): 2.5, 5.0, 7.5, 10.0, 15.0, 20.0, 25.0
ocean pressure depth: 25m

This is a “short” buoy with the deepest thermistor at 25 m nominal depth. It was deployed on March 22, 2011 by Keith van Thiel (Applied Physics Lab / University of Washington) by drilling a hole in an ice floe at a U.S. Navy ice camp (“APLIS” = Applied Physics Laboratory Ice Station). A seasonal ice mass balance buoy was also deployed nearby. Also, a CTD profiler was running nearby during the first few days of the buoy’s drift.

Initial status: All systems working.

PHOTOS

THANKS TO: Keith van Thiel and his team from the Applied Physics Lab, as well as personnel from the Arctic Submarine Lab, for their great assistance in getting this buoy to the Arctic Ocean and into the ice. This was our first deployment in an ice floe.

SUMMARY

The plot below shows the path of UpTempO 2011 #1 APLIS colored by month. The flag marks the buoy's last known location. Black contours show two isobaths: 28 m ("short buoy" max depth: e.g., 2011 APLIS buoy) and 60 m ("standard buoy" max depth).
Buoy Name: UpTempO 2011 #1 APLIS
Modem ID (last 4 digits): 2080

DEPLOYED

Date: 3/22/2011
Position: 72.98N 146.71W
Vessel: APLIS

STOPPED REPORTING

Date: 12/ 4/2011
Position: 71.44N 169.92E
Battery Voltage: 13.10V

DOWNLOAD DATA

LEVEL 1 DATA

Data File Size: 1323.525 kb

LEVEL 2 DATA

Data File Size: 1534.025kb


TEMPERATURE TIME SERIES

The temperature time series for each thermistor is shown below, plotted against day of the year. Shading on the plot delineates months.

OCEAN PRESSURE AND SEA LEVEL PRESSURE

This plot shows the ocean pressure(s) from the barometers placed at nominal depths (blue), and sea level pressure in red.


BATTERY VOLTAGE/SUBMERGENCE PERCENT



The battery voltage time series for this buoy is shown in red below. Also shown (in gray) are the battery voltage time series' for all buoys to date.

Derived Quantities


VELOCITY TIME SERIES

One to three hourly velocity is on the left axis.Distance between the buoy's start point and end point each day is shown in red on the right axis.Note that the total displacement of the buoy each day (red) is generally less than what one would calculate from the hourly velocities.