Safe Passage: Sea Ice Temperature Data from Cambridge Bay, Canada, February to May, 2016

Temperature data were collected by an ice mass balance buoy built by SAMS Research Services Ltd. The buoy measures temperature using a thermistor chain, a string of temperature sensors that can be lowered through a hole in the ice to record temperatures of air, ice, and sea water. This method allows for heat flux through ice to be determined. The buoy was installed on the ice in Cambridge Bay in February of 2016 and retrieved in May of that year. Data were sent via Iridium satellite to the manufacturer and were then sent to ONC to be ingested and archived. Time series data are available as CSV files, text files, and Matlab as well as in the original manufacturer's format. Further details of the buoy can be found at

Metadata Access
Creator Ocean Networks Canada;Dewey, Richard;Else, Brent
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Ocean Networks Canada
Publication Year 2018
Rights Public
Language English
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (69N,105W)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2016-02-19T11:59:59Z
Temporal Coverage End 2016-05-14T11:59:59Z