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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.

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  • 1.0 (2011-09-14)
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Spatial Type point
Frequency 12 hourly
Language English
Grant Code OPP-9910305
ISO Topic Categories
  • climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
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Temporal coverage

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

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 89.689, Minimum (South) Latitude: 71.026
Minimum (West) Longitude: -169.041, Maximum (East) Longitude: 87.6176

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James H. (Jamie) Morison <>

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Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

Morison, J., et al. 2011. North Pole Environmental Observatory (NPEO) PMEL/CRREL Ice Temperature and Mass Balance Buoy Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 30 Oct 2020.

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