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




WARM 2014 #W-1 - Deceased


Made by Pacific Gyre
Iridium ID # (IMEI = International Mobile Equipment Identity): 300234061653450

ocean temperature at nominal depths (m): 0, 2.5, 5, 7.5, 10, 15, 20
ocean pressure depth: 10, 20m

The WARM buoy project (lead PI Victoria Hill, ODU) is designed to measure near-surface temperature and bio-optics in the Arctic Ocean. These buoys have a string of thermistors, similar to UpTempO buoys, as well as a suite of other optical and bio-optical sensors. More info is here: https://sites.wp.odu.edu/BORG/current-projects/temperature-and-irradiance-measurements-in-the-arctic/.

SUMMARY

The plot below shows the path of WARM 2014 #W-1 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: WARM 2014 #W-1
Modem ID (last 4 digits): 3450

DEPLOYED

Date: 3/ 6/2014
Position: 70.40N 66.73E
Vessel: WARM

STOPPED REPORTING

Date: 2/ 5/2015
Position: 72.55N 174.95E
Battery Voltage: 11.40V

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LEVEL 1 DATA

Data File Size: 1784.581 kb

LEVEL 2 DATA

Data File Size: 1995.081kb


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.


WARM BUOY PARAMETERS

The Warming and Irradiance Measurements (WARM) buoy is designed to collect coincident observations of temperature and light intensity. The buoy string has sensors collecting visible light measurements within the ice at 0.5 and 1.0 m from the ice surface and within the water column at 5, 10, 20 and 50 m from the ice surface. At the 5 m depth a Wetlabs Ecotriplet measures chlorophyll and dissolved organic material fluorescence. Thermistors are located at 2.5, 5.0, 7.5, 10, 15, 20 and 50 m. Two versions of the WARM buoy were deployed a 20 m version used on the shallow Chukchi Sea and a 50 m version deployed at the North Pole and Canada Basin.The buoy is deployed in early spring (March/April) by drilling a hole through the sea ice (~2 m thick) and feeding the tether through the ice. The surface float is anchored to the sea ice to prevent the buoy from slipping. In the summer the ice melts and the buoy is able to float in open water until the fall when it is frozen back into the ice. For more information check out the WARM Buoy website.

Please note that the quantities plotted below are not included in the data available on this site.

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.