Summer 2021 – IMB Buoys

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, http://imb-crrel-dartmouth.org, 2021.

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:

Dartmouth 2020 #1 Seasonal Ice Mass Balance Buoy (Beaufort Sea)

Dartmouth 2020 #2 Seasonal Ice Mass Balance Buoy (Beaufort Sea)

SIDEx 2021 #2 Seasonal Ice Mass Balance Buoy (Beaufort Sea)

SIDEx 2021 #3 Seasonal Ice Mass Balance Buoy (Beaufort Sea)

University of Alaska Fairbanks 2021 #1 Seasonal Ice Mass Balance Buoy (Chukchi Sea)

Last, but certainly not least, a video showing how to install an SIMB3 buoy on an Arctic sea ice floe courtesy of Ryleigh Moore and the MOSAiC expedition: