Overview . Deployment Plans

Deployment Plans 2016

The map on the right show the deployment plans for the IABP for
Spring and Summer 2016. The grey lines show average residence times
of sea ice (i.e. years till the ice will drift through Fram Strait),
the green dots show the current buoy positions, while the yellow line shows how
these buoys will drift in the mean, and the small red dots are where
the current buoys may be on Sept 1st.


IABP Deployment Plans 2016 (powerpoint)

Deployments listed by date:

1. USIABP BeaCON: March
• 1 USIABP Ice Beacon (MetOcean)

2. APL Ice Station: March
• 1 NRL Ice Tracker (Pacific Gyre)
• 2 USIABP Ice Balls (Pacific Gyre)
• 1 PSC UpTempO (Pacific Gyre)

3. Northpole/ BARNEO: April
• 1 WHOI ITP
• 1 CRREL SIMB
• 1 NPS AOFB
• 1 UMPC Ice-T

4. USCG Arctic Domain Awareness, Seasonal Ice Zone Recon Surveys: Jun to Oct
• 2 PSC UpTempO (Pacific Gyre)
• 4 USIABP AXIBS
• 1 USIABP ICEXAIR
• Lots of AXCTD, AXCP, dropsondes, etc.

5. Norseman: June
• 2-3 SVP-Bs (DBI) in Bering Sea

6. Amundsen (Baffin Bay): June - July
• N IMB (MetOcean)
• N SVP-Bs (TBD)

7. Healy 1601: NOAA Ocean Exploration, July 2 - Aug. 10
• 3 - 5 SVP-Bs (DBI) in Bering Sea
• 1 PSC UpTempO

8. Araon: August
• 1 PSC UpTempO
• N SIMB

9. Ukpik: August
• 1 PSC UpTempO

10. Healy 1602: CANAPE, Aug. 16 - Sep. 17
• 1 PSC UpTempO
• N SVP-Bs (DBI)

11. Healy 1603: Extended Continental Shelf, Sep. 19 - Sep. 29
• 1 PSC UpTempO
• N SVP-Bs (DBI)

12. Sikuliaq: September
• 1 PSC UpTempO

13. Amundsen (East Beaufort): September
• 3 PSC UpTempO

14. Environment Canada - Canadian Forces Deployments: September
• TBD
• N AXIBs
• N ICEXAIR
• N SVP-AD
• N CALIB

15. CCGS Louie St. Laurent - JOIS and BGOS Cruise: September
• 4 WHOI ITP
• 2 CRREL SIMB
• 1 NPS AOFB
• N USIABP SVP-B (DBI)
• 50 Spot Messengers

16. R/V Mirai: September
• TBD

17. Oden: September
• TBD

18. R/V Polarstern: September
• 4 EUMETNET SVP-B (MetOcean)
• 4 EUMETNET Polar Balls (MetOcean)
• 4 AWI IMB (SRSL)
• 4 BAS IMB
• 4 AWI Snow Buoys (MetOcean)

 

Buoy Types: [Sensors] and other info.

AITP: Acoustic Ice Tethered Profiler [Ocean Temperature & Salinity (TS)] AXIB: Airborne eXpedable Ice Buoy [P, Ta]. Currently under development to be air dropped and survive freeze up. Contacts: Pablo Clemente-Colón and Ignatius Rigor Calib: [P] built by Metocean. Primarily deployed by CIS on ice bergs. GPS: Global Positioning System [high-resolution ice motion] Ice Beacons: [P, Ta] built by Metocean (deployed in hole drilled into sea ice) Ice Canisters: [P, Ta] built by Metocean (placed on sea ice) IMB: Ice Mass Balance buoy [P, Ta, Ti, snow, ice thickness]. Contacts: Jackie Ricther-Menge, Don Perovich ITAC: ITP: Ice Tethered Profiler [ocean Temperature & salinity] built by WHOI. Contacts: John Toole & Andrey Proshutinsky. O-Flux: Ocean Flux buoy built by Naval Postgraduate School. Contacts: Tim Stanton, & Bill Shaw. POPS: Polar Ocean Profiling System [ocean temperature & salinity] built by Metocean in collaboration with JAMSTEC. Contacts: Takashi Kikuchi (JAMSTEC) and Greg Connors (Metocean). SVP: Surface Velocity Profiler [P, Ts]. SVP-US: 10-30 SVP provided by USIABP & NOAA GDP built by Metocean or Technocean. Contacts: Ignatius Rigor. SVP-E: 10-15 SVP provided by EUMETNET built by Metocean. Contacts: Pierre Blouch. SVP-EC: 1 SVP with an anemometer provided by EC. Contacts: Ed Hudson, Yvonne Cook. SVP-BT: Air deployable SVP buoy. Contacts: Pablo Clemente-Colon and Ignatius Rigor

Acronyms and other miscellaneous info:

AWI: Alfred Wegener Institute. Contacts: Ursula Schauer, Christian Haas CASIMBA: CAnadian Sea Ice Mass BAlance. Contact: Christian Haas CIS: Canadian Ice Service CTD: Measures Ocean Temperature and Salinity DAMOCLES: Contacts: Jean-Claude Gascard, Cecilie Mauritzen EC: Environment Canada EUMETNET: European Meteorological Network (http:). Contact: Pierre Blouch GDP: Global Drifter Program. Contact: Shaun Dolk, NOAA JAMSTEC: Metocean: Metocean Data Systems (http:www.metocean.com) NABOS: Nansen and Amundsen Basin Observing System. Contact: Igor Polyakov NOAA: US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration PSC: Polar Science Center (http:psc.apl.washington.edu) SAMS: Scottish… Contacts: David Meldrum Switch Yard: CTD field project. Contacts: Peter Schlosser, Mike Steele Technocean: Contact: Jeff Wingenroth USIABP: US Interagency Arctic Buoy Program managed by National Ice Center and Polar Science Center. Contacts: Ignatius Rigor & Pablo Clemente-Colón WHOI: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution