Ice Tethered Profiler 57 Data

Data from ITP57 deployed in September 2012


Last buoy status on 2013/12/21 230006 UTC : temperature = -10.86 C, battery = 10.48 V

Plot of ITP Buoy Status

Last position on 2013/12/21 230009 UTC : 87.4864 N, 20.6878 E

Plot of ITP Locations

Last profile (number 946) on 2013/12/22 600 UTC

Last profile mean motor current = 117.7589 mA, mean battery = 10.3676 V

Plot of ITP Profiler Engineering Data

Last profile depth: minimum = 8.0475, maximum = 760.0114 m

Last profile temperature: minimum = -1.8331, maximum = 1.2028 C

Last profile salinity: minimum = 33.4072, maximum = 34.8729

Composite Plot of ITP T & S Profiles

Plot of ITP T & S Contours

Last profile dissolved oxygen: minimum = 262.937, maximum = 332.4277 μmol/kg

Composite Plot of ITP DO Profiles

Plot of ITP DO Contours

The raw GPS buoy location data are available in an ASCII file: itp57rawlocs.dat

Depth averaged profiler data files (with interpolated location) are available in two formats:

itp57grddata.tar.Z or itp57grddata.zip

ITP57 was deployed on a 2-2.5 m thick icefloe in the Transpolar Drift on September 5, 2012 at 81 52.9 N, 130 52.2 E during the ARK-XXVII/3 cruise (TransArc) on the R/V Polarstern as a contribution to the Hybrid Arctic/Antarctic Float Observation System (HAFOS). The ITP includes a dissolved oxygen sensor and is operating on a standard sampling schedule of 2 one-way profiles between 7 and 760 m depth each day.