Sunday, December 16, 2007

ICE BUOY: Measuring Sea Ice Thickness

(1) Data collector, batteries, barometer, satellite transmitter; (2) Satellite antenna; (3) Sensor to measure temperature through ice to the water; (4) Air temperature sensor; (5) Pinger monitors surface melting/growth; (6) Pinger monitors underside erosion/growth

The record withdrawal of sea ice has been well documented, but the region also hit a number of other firsts.
Some ocean temperature measurements were unprecedented, and 2007 also set a new record for melting snow over the Greenland ice sheet. >>more

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