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Coordination, Data Management and Enhancement of the International Arctic Buoy Programme

The International Arctic Buoy Program (IABP) is one of the oldest continuously-operating environmental monitoring networks in the high Arctic. This grant renews NSF support (previously under grant 0520287) of the IABP under the auspices of the Arctic Observing Network (AON). Funds from this project will be used for the coordination, data management, and deployment of the buoys. Observations from the IABP are essential for (1) monitoring Arctic and global climate change (many of the changes in Arctic climate were first observed or explained using data from the IABP, including surface temperature increases throughout the Arctic Ocean, changes in ocean currents, and thinning of sea ice); (2) forecasting weather and sea ice conditions; (3) forcing, assimilation and validation of global weather and climate models; and (4) validation of satellite derived estimates of sea ice motion, surface temperature, and sea ice thickness. The team will employ new technology in air-droppable buoys, and deployment will emphasize regions where there have historically been data gaps. IABP data, presently archived at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) and the National Ice Center (NIC) will be migrated to the Cooperative Arctic Data and Information System (CADIS), in direct support of AON objectives.

Data and Resources

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    Website :: ARMAP Logistics Report

    http://www.polar.ch2m.com/arlss_reports/arlss_projectsdetail.aspx?cbPropNum=0856292

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    Website :: Project

    http://iabp.apl.washington.edu/overview_principles.html

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    Website :: Data

    http://nsidc.org/

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    Website :: Data

    http://www.wmo.int/pages/index_en.html

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    Metadata :: NSF_Award_Info

    http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=0856292

Status: Ongoing
Start Date: 2009/01/01
Type: Project
Primary Contact
Rigor, Ignatius
Email: ignatius@apl.washington.edu
Primary Agency
University of Washington/Applied Physics Laboratory
Type
Academic

Funding Agency
National Science Foundation
Type
Federal

ISO Topics
oceans

Geo-keywords
Arctic, Northslope Borough

Collection
Long Term Monitoring Candidates, NSF 2015 Import - US Arctic, Ongoing North Slope Projects

Source Portal
North Slope Science Catalog ::

Direct Record Link
http://alaska.portal.gina.alaska.edu/catalogs/1662-coordination-data-management-and-enhancement-o
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