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ITP27 Overview

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The deployed ITP with supplemental flotation package with the Federov in the background. (Photo by Jeff Pietro)

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The ITP surface package as discovered on a northern Icelandic beach. (Photo by Bjorn Torfason)

Deployment Location: 9/9/2008, 21:00 UTC at 81° 36.5’N, 154° 33.7’E

Last Location: 5/1/2010, 20:00 UTC at 66° 42.3’ N, 20° 3.1’ W  

Duration: 598 days

Distance Travelled: 7460 km

Number of profiles: 266 in 132 days

Other instruments: none

ITP 27 was deployed on a 2.0 m thick ice floe in the Transpolar Drift from the Russian Research Vessel Academic Federov. The ITP operated on a typical sampling schedule of 2 one-way profiles between 7 and 760 m depth each day.  In April 2010, over a year after the last transmission of the buoy, the surface package (with severed mooring cable) was discovered at 66° 3.5' N and 21° 41.5' W near the remote village of Holmavik in Iceland, and with the assistance of Marine Research Institute of Iceland was transported to Rekjavik and subsequently shipped back to Woods Hole. 

Last updated: September 23, 2020

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