Summer 2015 – IMBs

Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory Ice Mass Balance Buoys

Perovich, D., J. Richter-Menge, B. Elder, T. Arbetter, K. Claffey, and C. Polashenski, Observing and understanding climate change: Monitoring the mass balance, motion, and thickness of Arctic sea ice,, 2015.

Google Maps/Earth format data and temperature profiles for all active ice mass balance buoys. See the ice mass balance buoy introduction for an explanation of the graphs. Click the pushpins on the Google maps for additional information:


Seasonal Ice Mass Balance Buoy 2015F

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Seasonal Ice Mass Balance Buoy 2015E

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Ice Mass Balance Buoy 2015D

NPEO webcam 1
NPEO webcam 1

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Seasonal Ice Mass Balance Buoy 2015B

IMB 2015B webcam
IMB 2015B webcam

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[Buoy 2015B floated free after the floe split on June 7th 2015]


Seasonal Ice Mass Balance Buoy 2015A

IMB 2015A webcam
IMB 2015A webcam

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Ice Mass Balance Buoy 2014I

O-Buoy 11 webcam
O-Buoy 11 webcam

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Ice Mass Balance Buoy 2014G

O-Buoy 12 webcam
O-Buoy 12 webcam

View IMB 2014G in a full screen map



Ice Mass Balance Buoy 2014F

View IMB 2014F in a full screen map

[Buoy 2014F floated free in its drill hole on July 3rd 2015]


Ice Mass Balance Buoy 2013F

O-Buoy 10 webcam
O-Buoy 10 webcam

View IMB 2013F in a full screen map. See also co-located O-Buoy #10



See also our Arctic sea ice graphs overview page, our Arctic sea ice images page and our Arctic sea ice videos page.

Constructive technical criticism is welcome on the introductory blog post. For discussions about interpreting the information please comment on the “About Our Arctic Sea Ice Resources” page.