Winter 2016/17 – 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://, 2017.

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 2017A

View IMB 2017A in a full screen map



Seasonal Ice Mass Balance Buoy 2017B

View IMB 2017B in a full screen map


Ice mass balance buoy 2017B is colocated with ice tethered profiler 95. Here are the ITP95 temperature and salinity profiles:

ITP95 temperature and salinity profiles


SIZONet mass balance buoy located on landfast ice at Barrow, Alaska

The 2017 SIZONet installation does not appear to be up and running just yet


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.