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


date updated


NP WebCam
Sample image from
Webcam #2

monitoring IAOOS Buoy
which ceased
transmitting 2014-7-1

UpTempO 2014 Buoy 233150 latest weather data
03/31/1300Z    87.294°N    52.710°W   1028.4mb

Recent Atmospheric Record

NPEO 2014 SVP Buoy 363210 latest weather data
03/31/1100Z    60.462°N    37.207°W   1006.1mb

Recent Atmospheric Record

IABP ICEX Buoy 835100 latest weather data
03/31/1200Z    83.854°N    72.079°W    -31.3°C   1026.6mb

Recent Atmospheric Record

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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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