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ITP19 Overview

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Less than 100 miles from the North Pole, ITP 19 was installed with IMB, AOFB, and Weatherex buoys several hundred meters away from the Russian ice camp Barneo in the distance. (Photo by Kris Newhall)

Deployment Location: 4/7/2008, 16:00 UTC at 88° 27.1’N, 16° 57.7’E

Last Location: 11/22/2008, 23:00 UTC at 78°2.4’ N, 2° 33.4’ W  

Duration: 230 days

Distance Travelled: 2385 km

Number of profiles: 912 in 228 days

Other instruments: IMB 2008-E, AOFB 15, Weatherex & webcam

ITP 19 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 15), a US Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) Ice Mass Balance Buoy (IMB 2008-E) and NOAA/PMEL Weatherex station with webcam were deployed. The ITP operated on a fast sampling schedule of 4 one-way profiles between 7 and 760 m depth each day, started in the Basin, stalled at 83° N, and reached Fram Strait only 7 months after deployment.

Last updated: September 23, 2020

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