UpTempO Buoys for Understanding and Prediction
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE APPLIED PHYSICS LAB
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Our long-term goal is to better understand the evolution of heat content in the upper Arctic Ocean within the Seasonal Ice Zone SIZ, both seasonally during summer warming and fall cooling, and interannually as sea ice retreats and the warming season lengthens. The effort is a contribution to the multi-investigator ONR-sponsored SIZRS project SIZ Reconnaissance Surveys. Our main objectives are to 1 Develop the capability to observe upper ocean warming and cooling using air-deployed ocean drifting buoys. 2 Better understand the time and space scales of summer warming in the SIZ. 3 Investigate the relationships between sea ice retreat and upper ocean warming.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Snow, Ice and Permafrost