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Bruce Steele

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Ice Tethered Profilers
« on: April 10, 2013, 11:38:21 PM »
The WHOI Ice Tethered Profilers are a resource that has taken awhile for me to figure out how to use. I put the various ITP's in bins depending on where they were and where they are heading. ( fast Fram ) #49,50,51,57 and 60 ( Fram) #47,48 and 56. (Beaufort Gyre) #52,53,55,64,65 and 66 ( wedge) 63.  The composite temp./ salinity water column profiles can then be compared.Once in bins the profilers reflect the influence of either Atlantic halocline or Pacific halocline waters in the water column beneath them. Here is a summary on upwelling in the arctic by Jiayan Yang.          http://www.whoi.edu/fileserver.do?id=92424&pt=2&p=44107
Upwelling and how to read to profilers is a subject that interests me but there seems to be a lot of noise. Upwelling from very deep waters appears  to happen as it did during the great arctic cyclone but there also seems to be noise. So for me the upwelling data is confusing.