The sea ice mass balance systems measure physical properties of an ice floe as well as meteorological variables and geographic position. The systems consist of temperature dowels which contain thermistors, sonic range finders which measure sea ice volume, air temperature, barometric pressure and GPS position. The data that the instrument collects is logged and then transmitted to a remote logging computer via iridium satellite modem communication.

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Abstract This resource includes CSV files which contain data collected using Ice Mass Balance Buoys, along with metadata in the associated PDF files.
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Research Program Name ArcticNet,IPY-CFL
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