Ocean and sea ice surface temperature in the southern Beaufort Sea during the IPY Circumpolar Flaw Lead (CFL) study 2007-2008
Ship: CCGS Amundsen CA
Principal Investigator: David G. Barber
Start Date: 17-10-2007
End Date: 04-08-2008
Citation: D. Barber et al., Unpublished data
Abstract: The IR Transducer is installed at the 400 level of the CCGS Amundsen icebreaker on the port side of the ship. The data recording is done on a separate storage module and then transferred to the backup drive. It can record the data at a user-specified time interval. The data file is an ASCII DAT file which can be processed either by the given software or in any graph plotting program. The sensor recorded continuously, 24 hours per day. The data set has been developed to study the ocean surface temperature in the infrared (IR) region of the electromagnetic spectrum. Radiation in the IR region is heat that is emitted by the Earth's surface, therefore, measurements of IR over ice and open ocean will provide an opportunity to calculate heat fluxes over the oceans. These data can be utilized for a number of studies, such as cyclone forcing, ocean-sea ice-atmosphere coupling, turbulence studies, etc.