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Last ITP deployed in 2011, ITP 51 surface package sits on an icefloe surrounded by frozen melt ponds in front of the Polarstern. (Ben Rabe)

ITP 51 Overview

Deployment Location: 9/17/2011, 5:00 UTC at 81° 28.9’ N, 103° 10.3’ E

Last Location: 1/11/2013, 11:00 UTC at 79° 12.2’ N, 2° 13.4’ E  

Duration: 482 days

Distance Travelled: 5157 km

Number of profiles: 76 in 38 days

Other instruments: Ice beacon

ITP 51 was deployed on a 2 m thick ice floe in the Transpolar Drift during the ARK-XXVI/3 cruise (TransArc) on the R/V Polarstern as a contribution to the Hybrid Arctic/Antarctic Float Observation System (HAFOS). The ITP included a dissolved oxygen sensor and operated on a standard sampling schedule of 2 one-way profiles between 7 and 760 m depth each day.

Last updated: September 23, 2020

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