Ice-T and Bear at the North Pole
Two buoys have been deployed this year near the North Pole by A Lourenço (LOCEAN) in collaboration with the North Pole Environmental Observatory (NPEO, PI J Morison, APL Seattle):
- The complete system Ice-T buoy + Bear meteo mast was deployed nearby the Barneo Ice Camp 50 km away from the North Pole on April 5
- An Ice-T buoy was deployed exactly at the north Pole on April 7.
Both instruments were installed as part of a larger experimental set-up including in particular an array of GPS buoys from J Hutchings (Univ Alaska Fairbanks) to measure ice deformation, a Polar Ocean Profiling System (POPS) from T Kikuchi (JAMSTEC) recording ocean temperature and salinity down to 500 m, a webcam monitoring the surface of the sea ice (J Morison APL, Univ of Washington).
See an animation of the trajectory of the two buoys here.
See additional pictures of field works.
Access the NPEO field report.