Raw data files from autonomous instruments installed on Floe North in the marginal ice zone northwest of Svalbard in July 2022 as part of RV POLARSTERN expedition PS131 (ATWAICE)


During Polarstern expedition PS131 (ATWAICE: ATlantic WAter pathways to the ICE), a large number of autonomous instruments were installed on three representative ice floes across the marginal ice zone northwest of Svalbard in July 2022. The aim was to investigate sea ice summer melt processes, with a focus on the contribution of the Atlantic water inflow into the region. The attached .zip file includes raw data files obtained from all instruments deployed on the northernmost floe, also referred to as Floe North. Depending on the instrument, the data were transmitted via satellite, collected on internal memory, or both. The instruments were installed on Floe North on 13 July 2022, revisited for maintenance on 20 July 2022, and partially recovered on 30 July 2022. The sensors included 3 ADCPs in different configurations to measure ocean currents, a CTD buoy (SIT) with 6 SBE37IMP and an ECO Triplet fluorometer, a HOBO under-ice conductivity chain, 3 ice mass balance buoys (IMBs) of different types to determine ice surface and bottom melt, a radiation station equipped with 3 TriOS RAMSES radiometers to measure albedo and the under-ice light field, a Campbell Scientific weather station for atmospheric conditions, an OpenMetBuoy (OMB) and IMU logger for wave detection, a handful of GPS drifters to mark instruments, and 4 timelapse cameras to document surface changes. All instruments performed as expected, except one S1000 ADCP that failed due to power issues. All but three instruments (one OpenMetBuoy, one SVP, and one IMB) were recovered before leaving the study area on 30 July. The processed data will be provided and linked to when available.

We are grateful to the captain, crew, and scientific staff of Polarstern expedition PS131 for their great field support. We thank the International Arctic Buoy Programme (IABP) for the financial support with the buoy data costs.The deployment event of the instruments is PS131_47-1, the revisit event is PS131_67-1, and the recovery event is PS131_89-1.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.963557
Related Identifier References https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.963750
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Creator Hoppmann, Mario ORCID logo; Allerholt, Jacob; von Appen, Wilken-Jon ORCID logo; Cheng, Bin ORCID logo; Fer, Ilker ORCID logo; Graupner, Rainer; Haas, Christian ORCID logo; Kawaguchi, Yusuke; Lei, Ruibo ORCID logo; Lochthofen, Normen; Monsees, Matthias; Neudert, Mara; Nose, Takehiko; Rabault, Jean ORCID logo; Reifenberg, Simon F ORCID logo; Rigor, Ignatius; Schiller, Martin ORCID logo; Waseda, Takuji ORCID logo; Kanzow, Torsten ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2023
Funding Reference Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven https://doi.org/10.13039/501100003207 Crossref Funder ID AWI_PS131_02 Ice; Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven https://doi.org/10.13039/501100003207 Crossref Funder ID AWI_PS131_07 ATWAICE Physical Oceanography + Deep Sea
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 4 data points
Discipline Natural Sciences; Physics
Spatial Coverage (2.372W, 81.197S, 6.531E, 81.609N); Arctic Ocean
Temporal Coverage Begin 2022-07-12T20:52:48Z
Temporal Coverage End 2022-07-30T06:12:46Z