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North Pole Environmental Observatory (NPEO) PMEL/CRREL Ice Temperature and Mass Balance Buoy Data


This data set contains ice temperature and mass balance data from drifting ice buoys near the North Pole in the Central Basin of the Arctic Ocean. Buoys were deployed each April by the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) and the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL). The buoys drifted with the ice pack, and data were collected via satellite transmissions. Ice temperature data were collected year-round at 10 cm depth intervals twice daily, every twelve hours. Data are in tab-delimited ASCII text format.

Data access

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Additional information

Related projects: ARCSS
Observational frequency: 12 hourly
Spatial type: point
Categories: Arctic, Ice Physics
Platforms: Ice Thickness
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Identifier: doi:10.5065/D6J964G6 (Link: )

Temporal coverage

Begin datetime: 2000-04-20 00:00:00, End datetime: 2007-12-31 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Minimum latitude: 71.026000, Minimum longitude: -169.041000
Maximum latitude: 89.689000, Maximum longitude: 87.617600


Point of contact

James H. (Jamie) Morison
Polar Science Center
E-Mail address: morison at apl dot washington dot edu