North Pole Environmental Observatory PMEL/CRREL 2000-2003 Ice Temperature and Mass Balance Buoy Data
Entry ID: ARCSS128

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Abstract: This data set contains ice temperature and mass balance data from drifting ice buoys near the North Pole in the Central Basin of the Arctic Ocean. Buoys were deployed each April by the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) and the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL). The buoys drifted with the ice pack, and data were collected via satellite transmissions. Ice ... View entire text
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Description: North Pole Environmental Observatory
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 89.69   S: 71.03   E: 87.62   W: -169.04
Min Depth: 70 CM Max Depth: 370 CM

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: J. H. Morison, K. Aagard, R. Moritz, A. Heiberg, M. Steele, M. McPhee, J. Overland, S. Salo, D. Perovich, J. Richter-Menge, B. Elder
Dataset Title: North Pole Environmental Observatory PMEL/CRREL 2000-2003 Ice Temperature and Mass Balance Buoy Data
Dataset Release Date: 2006-07-05
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO, USA
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Data Presentation Form: Digital Media
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-04-20
Stop Date: 2003-02-28
Quality Missing data are indicated by '1.e35' in the data files. Data may be missing for an entire day, or for particular heights/depths. In 2002, the GPS units in both ice buoys failed. The position file included for 2002 (NPEO2002_icebuoys.pos) is from the weather station buoy 22207, which was deployed on the same floe.
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National Snow and Ice Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: arcss128

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 170 KB compressed
Distribution Format: ASCII text
Fees: none
Phone: +1 (206) 543-1394
Fax: 1+206-616-3142
Email: morison at
Contact Address:
University of Washington
Polar Science Center, Applied Physics Laboratory
Polar Science Center
Applied Physics Laboratory
University of Washington
1013 NE 40th Street
City: Seattle
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98105
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-07-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-11
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