UpTempO


Measuring the Upper layer Temperature of the Polar Oceans

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ITP

International Arctic Buoy Program (PI I. Rigor, UW) oversees a variety of autonomous arctic buoys, measuring air, sea, and ice properties.
Ice-Tethered Profilers (PI J. Toole, WHOI) and Arctic Ocean Flux Buoys (PI T. Stanton, NPS) together collect a full temperature profile under sea ice, from the surface down to 5 m (AOFB) and 7 m down to 800 m (ITP). Analysis of these data together with Arctic-ADOS data will provide a full view of upper ocean thermal properties in both open-ocean and ice-covered regimes.
Ice-Tethered Profilers (PI J. Toole, WHOI) and Arctic Ocean Flux Buoys (PI T. Stanton, NPS) together collect a full temperature profile under sea ice, from the surface down to 5 m (AOFB) and 7 m down to 800 m (ITP). Analysis of these data together with Arctic-ADOS data will provide a full view of upper ocean thermal properties in both open-ocean and ice-covered regimes.
Ice Mass Balance Buoys (PIs J. Richter-Menge and D. Perovich, CRREL) use, in part, thermistor strings to measure ice thickness changes over the year. They include a thermistor in the ocean to get SST.
The O-Buoy project (PI P. Matrai, Bigelow) is a collaborative effort to develop an autonomous buoy to measure atmospheric chemistry. The buoy measures ozone, BrO, CO2, and a number of meteorological quantities.
O-Buoy

AOFB

IMB