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Kris Newhall and John Toole toting the ITP on a sled through the snow.

ITP Goes Sledding

WHOI research associate Rick Krishfield and engineering assistant Kris Newhall take part of an ice-tethered profiler (ITP) for a sled ride between a warehouse—where they tested and prepped it—and outdoor storage at the airport in Resolute Bay, Canada. A key element of WHOI’s contribution to a multi-institutional Arctic observing network is the ITP, which was developed by Krishfield and WHOI oceanographer John Toole. The ITP climbs up and down a mooring string, detecting the temperature, salinity, and oxygen content at various points in the water. (Photo by Chris Linder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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