North Pole Environmental Observatory (NPEO) Oceanographic Mooring Data, 2001-2002
This data set, acquired with an oceanographic bottom-anchored mooring, includes sea-ice draft and depth data, conductivity, temperature, pressure, salinity, and ocean current measurements such as speed and direction. Each mooring contains vertically distributed instruments, which measure ocean properties at fixed depths and record data internally. These data are retrieved annually when the mooring is recovered. Located on the Pole Abyssal Plain about 50 kilometers from the North Pole, the 2001 mooring was chosen because it provided a suitable landing site for the supporting aircraft. Ocean depth was approximately 4300 m. Data were recorded half-hourly to hourly from 1 April 2001 through 27 April 2002.
The North Pole Environmental Observatory (NPEO) is a year-round, automated scientific observatory, deploying various instruments each April in order to learn how the world's northernmost sea helps regulate global climate. It consists of a set of unmanned scientific platforms that record oceanographic, cryospheric, and atmospheric data throughout the year. More information about the project is available at the project Web site, North Pole Environmental Observatory.
Data are in ASCII text format and are available via FTP.
The following example shows how to cite the use of this data set in a publication. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.
Morison, J., K. Aagaard, R. Moritz, M. McPhee, A. Heiberg, M. Steele, and R. Andersen. 2005. North Pole Environmental Observatory (NPEO) Oceanographic Mooring Data, 2001-2002. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.