Ice Mass Balance Buoys - ArcticNet 2009 - Southern Beaufort Sea

The sea ice mass balance systems remotely measure physical properties of the floe in which they are installed as well as some basic meteorological variables and geographic position. The system consists of a temperature dowel containing thermistors positioned at 10 cm intervals from the top of the floe, upward- (from below) and downward- (from above) looking sonic range finders which measure the change in sea ice volume at the installation site, 2m air temperature, barometric pressure at the surface and GPS position. Each of these instruments is logged to a Campbell Scientific data logger and transmitted to a remote logging computer at CEOS in Winnipeg, MB via iridium satellite modem communication. Two ice-mass balance buoys were successfully deployed during the 2009 ArcticNet field season; one in the Beaufort Sea Pack Ice, and another in the Prince of Wales Strait. The units were operational until July 2010.

Metadata Access
Creator David Babb;Ryan Galley;David Barber
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor University of Manitoba
Publication Year 2014
Rights Public
Language English
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (70N-74N,130W-115W)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2009-09-09T11:59:59Z
Temporal Coverage End 2010-07-01T11:59:59Z