Accession Number:

ADA370120

Title:

Ice-Ocean Environmental Buoy Program: Archived Data Processing and Graphical Results from April 1992 through November 1998.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA

Report Date:

1999-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

90.0

Abstract:

Between 1992 and 1998, three Ice-Ocean Environmental Buoys IOEBs were deployed a total of six times on multiyear pack ice in the Arctic Ocean. The processing scheme for the telemetered environmental data, as well as the individual IOEBs and field operations, are described, and the processed data are presented in graphical form. The IOEB Archived Data Processing IADP processing scheme was conceived specifically to remove noise in data telemetered from IOEBs caused by errors in network or satellite communications, and to calibrate to absolute values. The location data consists of Argos quality 2 or 3 positions from each platform transmit terminal PTT on a particular IOEB, which are subsequently screened, interpolated, and combined with similarly processed locations from the other PTT and further smoothed with a 6-hr triangular filter to produce an hourly timeseries with a standard error estimated to be 150 m. The sensor data is prefiltered, combined, adjusted for buoy drift, and screened with a Gaussian first difference filter to produce unevenly spaced timeseries of each variable measured by the IOEB. Every variable is output to a unique file per year, per buoy consisting of a two-column ASCII timeseries.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost
  • Telemetry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE