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ITP 61 as deployed in April 2013 approximately 110 km upstream in the Transpolar Drift from the North Pole. (Rick Krishfield)

Deployment Location: 4/10/2013, 21:00 UTC at 89° 2.0’N, 179° 36.6’W

Last Location: 8/2/2016, 12:00 UTC at 58° 43.14’ N, 38° 24.38’ W  

Duration: 1210 days

Distance Travelled: 17,921 km

Number of profiles: 911 in 228 days

Other instruments: IMB 2013-B, AOFB 28, PAWS

ITP61 was deployed on a 1.9 m thick icefloe in the Transpolar Drift from the Russian ice camp Barneo in collaboration with the North Pole Environmental Observatory (NPEO) . On the same icefloe, a Naval Postgraduate School Arctic Ocean Flux Buoy (AOFB 28), an US Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) Seasonal Ice Mass Balance Buoy (IMB 2013-B), and an US-IABP Polar Area Weather Station (PAWS) were deployed. The ITP operated on a fast sampling schedule of 4 one-way profiles between 7 and 760 m depth each day.

Last updated: September 23, 2020

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