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ITP 5 Overview

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ITP 5 after deployment on September 7, 2006, as the field group hauls the last load of equipment to the helicopter for transport back to the CCGS Louis S. St. Laurent.  Photo by Rick Krishfield.

Deployment Location: 9/7/2006, 20:00 UTC at 75° 54.7’N, 138° 4.2’W

Last Location: 12/1/2007, 23:00 UTC at 79° 15.0’ N, 149° 9.0’ W  

Duration: 450 days

Distance Travelled: 3741 km

Number of profiles: 1095 in 365 days

Other instruments: none

ITP 5 was deployed on a 3.0 m thick ice floe in the Beaufort Sea as part of the Beaufort Gyre Observing System (BGOS) during the JWACS 2006 cruise on the CCGS Louis S. St. Laurent. The ITP unit operated on a fast sampling schedule of 3 one-way profiles between 7 and 760 m depth each day for exactly one year, then the profiler stopped.  The surface buoy continued to transmit daily status for another 85 days.

Last updated: September 23, 2020

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