National Science FoundationSupported by the
National Science Foundation
Grants OPP–9910305,
and ARC-0856330


date updated


IABP Drifting Buoys Reporting Atmospheric Data

UNITS = Time|Lat|Lon|Surface Temp|SLPress|(Air Temp)|(Wind Dir Mag)|(Wind Speed)

AWI-IABP 2016 PAWS Buoy 784500   Latest sample  —— Summary since deployment
10/16/1200Z 80.706°N 14.270°E -6.00°C 1013.10mb -4.80°C

IABP 2015 IceBeacon S16 428050    Latest sample  —— Summary since deployment
12/02/0600Z 83.180°N 40.060°E -4.40°C 1014.90mb -15.20°C

IABP 2015 IceBeacon S21 423070   Latest sample  —— Summary since deployment
08/10/0700Z 88.914°N 95.699°W -0.20°C 1000.40mb -57.10°C

IABP 2015 IceBeacon S29 788470   Latest sample  —— Summary since deployment
10/16/1200Z 80.706°N 14.265°E -5.30°C 1013.20mb -4.10°C

IABP 2015 IceBeacon S33 784540   Latest sample  —— Summary since deployment
08/08/1200Z 77.230°N 4.694°W 1.20°C 1009.00mb 1.10°C

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Beginning in spring 2000, an international research team supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) has conducted annual expeditions each April to the North Pole to take the pulse of the Arctic Ocean and learn how the world's northernmost sea helps regulate global climate. The team establishes a group of un-manned scientific platforms, collectively called an observatory, to record data throughout the remainder of the year on everything from the salinity of the water to the thickness and temperature of the ice cover.

The North Pole Environmental Observatory gives NSF's Office of Polar Programs a scientific presence at both Poles. The U.S. Antarctic Program operates three stations year-round in Antarctica, including Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. Final NPEO data are permanently archived at Arctic System Science (ARCSS) Data Archive at NCAR/EOL.  These data plus certain preliminary data sets may be obtained via FTP at this website.

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