Ocean surface temperature in the Amundsen Gulf measured by infrared transducer during summer-fall 2009
Ship: CCGS Amundsen CA
Principal Investigator: Barber, David
Start Date: 15-07-2009
End Date: 16-11-2009
Citation: Unpublished data
Abstract: The IR transducer is installed at the boat deck level on Amundsen on the port side of the ship (see http://www.amundsen.ulaval.ca/medias/pdf/boat_heli.pdf). The data recording is done on a separate storage module and then transferred to the backup drive. It can record the data at user specified time interval. The data file is an ASCII DAT file which can be processed either by the given software is any graph plotting program. The sensor is recording 24 hours a day. The data has been developed to study the ocean surface temperature in the infrared (IR) region of electromagnetic spectrum. There is a quite large part of heat in the IR region that is emitted by Earth's surface, therefore, measurements of IR over ice and open ocean will give opportunity to calculate heat fluxes over the oceans. The dataset will be utilized for a number of studies, such as cyclone forcing, ocean-sea ice-atmosphere coupling and turbulence studies.