International Arctic Buoy Programme Data Report 1 January 2000 - 31 December 2000
Technical memo. 1 Jan -31 Dec 2000
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE APPLIED PHYSICS LAB
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A network of automatic data buoys to monitor synoptic-scale fields of pressure, temperature, and ice motion throughout the Arctic Basin was recommended by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 1974. Based on the Academys recommendation, the Arctic Ocean Buoy Programme was established by the Polar Science Center, University of Washington, in 1978 to support the Global Weather Experiment. Operations began in early 1979, and the program continued through 1990 under funding from various agencies. In 1991, the Arctic Ocean Buoy Programme was succeeded by the International Arctic Buoy Programme IABP, but the basic objective remains - to establish and maintain a network of drifting buoys in the Arctic Ocean with which to provide data needed for real-time operations and meteorological and oceanographic research. The IABP is funded and managed by participants of the program, including operational and research agencies, meteorological and oceanographic institutes, and government and nongovernmental organizations. The participants represent eight countries and one international agency. This report is the twentieth in a series of data reports beginning in 1979 it covers the period from 1 January 2000 through 31 December 2000.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography