NPEO 2003 Aircraft CTD Survey

 

The 2003 hydrographic survey consisted of eight stations. Casts 1 through 3 used the lightweight winch to measure profiles at camp Borneo, the Mooring deployment and recovery camp, and at the JCAD-6 deployment site west of Lomonosov Ridge. Casts 4 through 8 used the Twin Otter skiplane based at Alert to revisit the NPEO 2000 station positions between Ellesmere Island and the North Pole, including water sampling for chemistry.

Click on the colored symbol for cast number in the map to view the temperature and salinity profiles in a separate window.

 

Vertical color
contour sections

of Salinity and
Temperature

along the orange-
colored line
segments

between CTD
stations are
available.

 

2003 CTD Cast
Station/Location
CTD Position
Cast Date & Time
Borneo 88° 59.5'N     86° 09.9' E
4/24/2003    1442 UTC
Mooring camp 89° 23.6' N    46° 58.7' E
4/25/2003    1410 UTC
JCAD deployment site 88° 37.4' N   166° 25.6' E
4/29/2003    1316 UTC
Station 4 (NPEO 2000) 87° 24.3' N    87° 52.3' W
5/6/2003     2238 UTC
Station 5 (NPEO 2000) 85° 59.8' N    68° 48.0' W
5/7/2003     1742 UTC
Station 6 (NPEO 2000) 84° 53.5' N    66° 29.7' W
5/8/2003    1525 UTC
Station 1 (North Pole) 89° 49.0' N    113° 00.0' W
5/9/2003    1838 UTC
Station 2 (NPEO 2000) 88° 59.0' N    88° 59.0' W
5/9/2003    2227 UTC

The Historical Trend in North Pole Hydrography shows the changes in salinity and temperature profiles at the North Pole since 1950 and through the 1990s. 

Data from the NPEO aerial hydrographic and chemistry surveys are permanently archived at the Arctic System Science (ARCSS) Data Coordination Center. Currently available are CTD Profiles and Seawater Chemistry.  These data plus certain preliminary data sets may be obtained via FTP at this website.