Please note: You are viewing the unstyled version of this website. Either your browser does not support CSS (cascading style sheets) or it has been disabled. Skip navigation.

ITP 11 Data Description

   Print  PDF  Change text to small (default) Change text to medium Change text to large

Enlarge Image

Plot of buoy locations.

Enlarge Image

ITP 11 temperature and salinity contours.

Enlarge Image

Composite plot of ITP temperature and salinity profiles.

In the surface package, the GPS receiver obtained locations, buoy temperature and battery voltage status every hour, while the package circled the perimeter of the Beaufort Gyre from the northwest around to the southwest for over two years.  The ITP profiler was configured with a standard battery to operate on a standard sampling schedule of 2 one-way profiles each day, with an expected battery lifetime of about 1500 profiles.  However, the ITP attempted 1690 profiles, most (91%) which were nearly full profiles (with exceptions from of the software reset problem, obstruction with the bottom, and near the end due to excessive drift speeds).   

The plots to the right are of the final, calibrated, edited data (as opposed to the raw data presented on the active instrument pages).

See the Data Products tab to the left for descriptions of the three levels (I, II, III) of data processing and to access all data.

ITP 11 data can also be found at the links below:

Level II hourly buoy location data in ASCII format: itp11rawlocs.dat

Level III 1-Hz processed profile data in MATLAB format: itp11cormat.tar.Z and

Level III 1-db bin-averaged processed profile data in MATLAB format: itp11final.mat
Level III 1-db bin-averaged processed profile data in ASCII format: itp11final.tar.Z and

Last updated: September 21, 2017

whoi logo

Copyright ©2007 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, All Rights Reserved, Privacy Policy.
Problems or questions about the site, please contact