Deployment Location: 4/7/2008, 16:00 UTC at 88° 27.1’N, 16° 57.7’E
Last Location: 11/22/2008, 23:00 UTC at 78°2.4’ N, 2° 33.4’ W
Duration: 230 days
Distance Travelled: 2406 km
Number of profiles: 912 in 228 days
Other instruments: IMB 2008-E, AOFB 15, Weatherex & webcam
ITP 19 was deployed on a 1.9 m thick icefloe in the Transpolar Drift as part of the North Pole Environmental Observatory (NPEO) . On the same icefloe, a Naval Postgraduate School Arctic Ocean Flux Buoy , a US Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) Ice Mass Balance Buoy and NOAA/PMEL Weatherex station with webcam were deployed. The ITP operated on a fast sampling schedule of 4 one-way profiles between 7 and 760 m depth each day, started in the Basin, stalled at 83° N, and reached Fram Strait only 7 months after deployment.