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Peter Keen, Steve Lambert, Carlton Rauschenberg, and John Kemp pose with ITP59 surface package upon completion of all deployment operations.  The O-Buoy to the left had a camera trained on the ITP. (Courtesy of Steve Lambert)

ITP59 Overview

Deployment Location: 9/3/2013, 11:00 UTC at 80° 15.4’ N, 155° 53.3’ E

Last Location: 12/26/2015, 6:01 UTC at 59° 53.49’ N, 43° 29.62’ W  

Duration: 844 days

Distance Travelled: 8699 km

Number of profiles: 9 in 5 days

Other instruments: IMB 2013-H, O-Buoy 9, Met buoy, Uptempo

ITP59 was deployed on a 1.5 m thick ice floe in the Transpolar Drift in collaboration with the Nansen and Amundsen Basins Observational System (NABOS) project from the Russian Research Vessel Federov. On the same icefloe, a US Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) Ice Mass Balance Buoy (IMB 2013-H), an autonomous atmospheric chemistry buoy (O-Buoy 9),  a meteorological buoy, and Uptempo buoy were also installed. The ITP includes a dissolved oxygen sensor and operated on a standard sampling schedule of 2 one-way profiles between 7 and 760 m depth each day and a fixed SAMI pCO2 with SBE-37 microcat at 6 m depth.  

Last updated: September 23, 2020

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