UpTempO


Measuring the Upper layer Temperature of the Polar Oceans

DATA SUMMARY PAGE

Available Data
The following quantities (reported hourly) are generally available:
1) Temperature at nominal depths (typically between 0 & 60 m).
2) Ocean Pressure at 1 to 3 nominal depths (typically 20m, 40m, & 60m).
3) Atmospheric Sea Level Pressure


Some buoys contain additional information such as conductivity and temperature at a single depth of ~4m, wind speed and direction, and air temperature. Data files also contain battery voltage and sometimes submergence. An explanation of all possible buoy parameters is available here: Buoy Parameters

Specific details for each buoy are given in the header of each data file. Graphics and additional information about each buoy are accessible via the "GO" button in the tables below.
Data Format
Currently (Jan. 2016) there are two levels of data available for download: "Level 1: RAW", and "Level 2: Initial QC". A third level of data will be coming online in 2016. All data files are ASCII.

Level 1: RAW data

RAW data are updated weekly for buoys that are currently active. No attempt has been made to filter or alter the data in any way.

LEVEL 2: Initial QC

Level 2 data are a processed version of the RAW Level 1 data. This processing is applied only after a buoy has stopped reporting data and we have given up listening for a signal from it. There are five points of correction/adjustment in the Level 2 QC data. These are discussed in detail in the Level 2 Data Processing Report.
1All “capped” data have been given a value of -999.
2Drift and bias corrections have been applied to Ocean Pressure sensor output.
3Calculated depths of the thermistors have been added.
4An Open Water or Ice indicator has been added.
5An integer indicating the uppermost thermistor in water was added.

LEVEL 3: Final QC (coming soon...)

Level 3 data will eliminate spiked data, and eliminate physically unrealistic values.

Numbering System
UpTempO Buoys:
UpTempO buoys ID numbers identify their year of deployment, and their order of deployment in that year (yyyy-nn). The secondary number starts over at 01 for each new year. (eg 2014-01, 2015-01).

WARM Buoys:
WARM buoy ID numbers all start with a W, and increase sequentially with each new buoy deployment, regardless of the year (W-nn).



These plots show satellite derived sea surface temperature from NOAA and ice concentration from NSIDC for the date stated. The shallowest (generally 0m or 2.5m) UpTempO temperatures are plotted and numbered. A gray dot indicates that the buoy is reporting a temperature value outside the range of -2 to 10C.

Use the buttons below to page through past images of buoy locations. Click a month to jump to the first image posted for that month.
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UpTempO Buoy Data and Graphics

There are three ways to download UpTempO data:

1.Click the "GO" button in the tables below to access additional information about each buoy. Download options are available on these individual buoy pages.

2. Individual buoy data files can be downloaded directly from the tables below. For each buoy, the highest level of data available for the buoy is provided in the tables. If a buoy has stopped reporting but only has LEVEL 1 data available, this means we are still listening in the hope that it may come back to life. We generally wait through the following summer before giving up in complete despair.

3. Bulk data downloads are available via anonymous ftp for all buoys that have stopped reporting:
UpTempO Data FTP Access
UpTempO Buoys reporting in the week prior to 5/ 2/2016
IMEIWMO Buoy ID Deployment
Vessel
Date
Deployed
Position
Deployed
Graphics
Info., &
Data
Download
Raw Data
300234011245950485412013-14Araon 8/30/201376.43N 178.87W
GO
LEVEL 1
300234060341390486752014-9Amundsen 8/27/201473.34N 128.28W
GO
LEVEL 1
300234060340370486732014-11Amundsen 8/30/201473.29N 128.55W
GO
LEVEL 1
300234061655460486502015-2SIZRS 7/28/201572.75N 141.60W
GO
LEVEL 1
300234062957970NAW-4WARM 3/22/201570.20N 148.45W
GO
LEVEL 1
300234063869150NA2016-1ICEX 3/24/201673.28N 151.91W
GO
LEVEL 1
UpTempO 2015 Non-Reporting Buoys
IMEIWMOBuoy ID
2015
VesselDate
Deployed
Position
Deployed
Date
last
Report
Position
last
Report
Graphics
info. &
Data
Download
Data
300234062958970485112015-1Healy 7/11/2015 71.07N 164.60W11/ 2/2015 47.59N 122.34W
GO
LEVEL 1
300234062065260486512015-3SIZRS 7/29/2015 71.25N 140.51W10/15/2015 75.27N 165.85W
GO
LEVEL 1
300234062061010486722015-4SIZRS 8/11/2015 72.95N 142.05W 9/24/2015 73.03N 157.53W
GO
LEVEL 1
300234062656350486552015-5SIZRS 8/11/2015 71.88N 142.20W12/17/2015 74.56N 179.56W
GO
LEVEL 1
300234062490470486482015-6Healy 8/18/2015 73.41N 168.81W 8/24/2015 73.38N 169.88W
GO
LEVEL 1
300234062492480NA2015-7Healy 8/19/2015 74.99N 170.19W 8/26/2015 75.01N 176.00W
GO
LEVEL 1
300234062955990485272015-8SIZRS 9/10/2015 70.43N 165.29W11/ 9/2015 68.11N 176.89W
GO
LEVEL 1
300234062951960NAW-3WARM 3/22/2015 70.20N 148.45W 2/ 8/2016 75.67N 166.62E
GO
LEVEL 1
UpTempO 2014 Non-Reporting Buoys
IMEIWMOBuoy ID
2014
VesselDate
Deployed
Position
Deployed
Date
last
Report
Position
last
Report
Graphics
info. &
Data
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Data
300234060233190486482014-1APLIS 4/ 1/2014 72.46N 149.20W 9/ 9/2014 74.01N 179.45W
GO
LEVEL 2
300234060235160486492014-2APLIS 4/ 1/2014 72.45N 149.01W 9/14/2014 74.71N 179.53W
GO
LEVEL 1
300234011882260486502014-3SIZRS 7/25/2014 72.01N 141.48W 8/15/2014 72.64N 148.40W
GO
LEVEL 2
300234061639650486512014-4SIZRS 7/24/2014 72.92N 139.81W 9/ 8/2014 73.92N 146.58W
GO
LEVEL 2
300234060238150486812014-5Araon 8/13/2014 77.36N 146.14W 8/ 1/2015 75.46N 150.39W
GO
LEVEL 1
300234061876910486722014-6SIZRS 8/14/2014 71.93N 141.08W 8/22/2014 72.22N 140.90W
GO
LEVEL 2
300234061870940486552014-7SIZRS 8/15/2014 73.07N 140.98W12/21/2014 73.53N 174.30E
GO
LEVEL 2
300234060239180486822014-8Araon 8/15/2014 76.76N 148.91W 3/17/2015 75.33N 147.18W
GO
LEVEL 1
300234060345390486742014-10Amundsen 8/28/2014 73.66N 127.97W 9/ 5/2014 73.60N 127.34W
GO
LEVEL 1
300234060233150486792014-12Polarstern 9/ 2/2014 85.16N 144.59E 9/23/2015 83.44N 17.76W
GO
LEVEL 1
300234060236150486782014-13Mirai 9/ 6/2014 74.38N 162.96W 2/ 2/2016 82.54N 154.22W
GO
LEVEL 1
300234060235320486772014-14Mirai 9/14/2014 74.55N 162.51W10/ 6/2014 75.68N 163.44W
GO
LEVEL 1
300234060237170486762014-15Mirai 9/14/2014 74.91N 161.58W10/16/2014 76.62N 168.42W
GO
LEVEL 1
300234060233160486802014-16Polarstern10/ 2/2014 73.68N 29.88E 7/ 2/2015 71.60N 47.39E
GO
LEVEL 1
300234061653450NAW-1WARM 3/ 6/2014 70.40N 66.73E 2/ 5/2015 72.55N 174.95E
GO
LEVEL 1
300234061655470NAW-2WARM 4/ 4/2014 89.41N 20.53E 11/25/2015 64.13N 21.83W
GO
LEVEL 1
UpTempO 2013 Non-Reporting Buoys
IMEIWMOBuoy ID
2013
VesselDate
Deployed
Position
Deployed
Date
last
Report
Position
last
Report
Graphics
info. &
Data
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Data
300234011340110NA2013-1Palmer 3/26/2013-67.07N 135.17W 4/12/2013-66.51N 135.74W
GO
LEVEL 2
300234011342110NA2013-2Palmer 3/26/2013-67.13N 135.58W 6/17/2013-66.51N 135.90W
GO
LEVEL 2
300234011343110NA2013-3Palmer 3/26/2013-67.20N 136.06W 4/ 9/2013-66.61N 134.89W
GO
LEVEL 2
300234060456620NA2013-4Ukpik 8/ 4/2013 71.42N 149.49W10/15/2013 74.95N 170.30W
GO
LEVEL 2
300234060456740NA2013-5Louis 8/12/2013 74.01N 150.08W 9/ 2/2013 73.23N 151.48W
GO
LEVEL 2
300234011884260NA2013-6SIZRS 8/14/2013 72.70N 151.36W 8/29/2013 73.05N 158.79W
GO
LEVEL 2
300234011242970485402013-7Louis 8/17/2013 75.98N 160.06W 1/12/2015 81.47N 150.10W
GO
LEVEL 1
300234060451580NA2013-8Louis 8/18/2013 77.01N 170.02W10/13/2013 76.78N 175.82E
GO
LEVEL 2
300234011242840485392013-9Louis 8/22/2013 77.52N 147.84W 9/14/2014 75.44N 134.69W
GO
LEVEL 1
300234011241960485382013-10Louis 8/26/2013 76.00N 139.75W 5/ 5/2014 76.77N 162.95W
GO
LEVEL 2
300234011244950NA2013-11Araon 8/26/2013 75.50N 158.75W 2/23/2014 77.05N 174.34W
GO
LEVEL 2
300234011245960485422013-12Araon 8/27/2013 77.47N 164.11W 2/ 6/2015 75.61N 134.88W
GO
LEVEL 1
300234011244960NA2013-13Healy 8/30/2013 71.19N 136.91W 9/ 3/2013 70.97N 136.29W
GO
LEVEL 2
300234011246740255842013-15Federov 8/30/2013 80.82N 132.62E 10/14/2014 82.31N 28.09E
GO
LEVEL 2
300234011244780NA2013-16Healy 8/31/2013 70.23N 138.71W11/11/2013 72.34N 154.03W
GO
LEVEL 2
300234011242990NA2013-17Healy 9/ 1/2013 70.59N 142.41W10/28/2013 72.50N 158.14W
GO
LEVEL 2
300234011243770NA2013-18Healy 9/ 3/2013 71.40N 148.86W10/12/2013 73.49N 158.78W
GO
LEVEL 2
300234011246950255852013-19Federov 9/ 3/2013 80.25N 155.87E 12/15/2014 85.16N 59.31W
GO
LEVEL 2
300234011247800255862013-20Federov 9/ 7/2013 80.39N 126.39E 1/23/2015 83.51N 21.32E
GO
LEVEL 2
UpTempO 2012 Non-Reporting Buoys
IMEIWMOBuoy ID
2012
VesselDate
Deployed
Position
Deployed
Date
last
Report
Position
last
Report
Graphics
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Data
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Data
300234011243950NA2012-6Healy 9/ 9/2012 78.92N 161.90W10/13/2012 77.89N 155.75W
GO
LEVEL 2
300234011468710NA2012-2Louis 9/ 4/2012 76.78N 137.84W10/16/2012 76.53N 135.72W
GO
LEVEL 2
300234011240600NA2012-0600Louis 8/ 7/2012 72.51N 139.97W 8/ 8/2012 72.55N 140.00W
GO
LEVEL 2
300234011162190NA2012-1Louis 8/ 8/2012 72.60N 144.70W10/30/2012 72.91N 155.87W
GO
LEVEL 2
300234011247980NA2012-5PolarStern 9/10/2012 85.26N 124.27E 11/ 9/2012 83.78N 126.01E
GO
LEVEL 2
300234011246990NA2012-4PolarStern 9/ 5/2012 81.88N 130.88E 12/10/2012 81.84N 138.75E
GO
LEVEL 2
300234011240990NA2012-3Louis 9/ 5/2012 76.93N 139.48W 8/24/2013 74.18N 166.88W
GO
LEVEL 2
300234011918240NA2012-3Palmer 2/19/2012-70.98N 106.21W 5/22/2012-68.73N 100.84W
GO
LEVEL 2
UpTempO 2011 Non-Reporting Buoys
IMEIWMOBuoy ID
2011
VesselDate
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Position
Deployed
Date
last
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Data
300234010732080NA2011-1APLIS 3/22/2011 72.98N 146.71W12/ 4/2011 71.44N 169.92E
GO
LEVEL 2
300034012488880NA2011-3Healy 7/18/2011 72.85N 151.92W 9/18/2011 74.00N 172.20W
GO
LEVEL 2
300034013707960NA2011-5Louis 8/ 6/2011 77.00N 140.05W 6/ 1/2012 73.72N 162.89W
GO
LEVEL 2
300034012196870NA2011-4Louis 8/ 8/2011 76.09N 138.28W 3/30/2012 70.94N 172.01W
GO
LEVEL 2
300034013610530NA2011-2Healy 8/17/2011 71.59N 145.01W 6/ 3/2012 74.45N 179.44W
GO
LEVEL 2
300234010957610NA2011-6Amundsen 8/23/2011 74.88N 128.09W 9/ 4/2011 74.22N 129.54W
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LEVEL 2
300234010953640NA2011-7Amundsen 8/28/2011 71.60N 133.29W10/28/2011 72.61N 152.88W
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300234010853910NA2011-10Laurier 9/30/2011 72.81N 155.03W10/23/2011 74.92N 162.71W
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300234010957630NA2011-8Araon 8/16/2011 76.29N 167.15W 1/ 7/2012 0.00N 0.00E
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300234010956630NA2011-9Araon 8/ 8/2011 77.77N 162.29W 5/22/2013 71.96N 155.90W
GO
LEVEL 2
UpTempO 2010 Non-Reporting Buoys
IMEIWMOBuoy ID
2010
VesselDate
Deployed
Position
Deployed
Date
last
Report
Position
last
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Graphics
info. &
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Data
300034012772020NA2010-5Araon 7/26/2010 75.03N 159.48W 9/ 7/2011 79.61N 143.15W
GO
Level 2
300034012586420NA2010-6Araon 8/ 9/2010 74.99N 165.00W12/ 9/2010 78.16N 169.22E
GO
Level 2
300034013618650NA2010-2Amundsen 8/17/2010 71.16N 135.67W10/22/2010 74.29N 164.91W
GO
Level 2