Sea ice motion from disposable beacons during the Circumpolar Flaw Lead project (2007-2008)

GPS equipment disposable ice motion beacons constructed and developed by Oceanetics were deployed on different types of sea ice by either small boat or helicopter. Deployment consists of drilling a 6-8 inch deep hole using a 10-inch diameter ice auger, and then placing the beacon in the hole. The top of the beacon should be visible to the entire sky. Hourly GPS data are transmitted using Iridium data burst modems from NAL. The email data (attachments) were received at the University of Manitoba. Ice motion beacons were left on the ice and are assumed to have sunk when data transmission ceased.

Metadata Access
Creator David Barber; Klaus Hochheim; Lauren Candlish; Matthew Asplin; Phil Hwang
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Polar Data Catalogue
Publication Year 2014
Rights Research programs, CCIN, or ArcticNet take no liability for the use or transmission of this data
OpenAccess true
Contact dbarber(at); pdc(at)
Language English
Format Computer file
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (-133.900W, 70.033S, -119.667E, 74.583N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2007-11-15T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2008-08-12T00:00:00Z