An autonomous approach to observing the seasonal ice zone in the western arctic

The Marginal Ice Zone Team, The Arctic Sea State Team

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The Marginal Ice Zone and Arctic Sea State programs examined the processes that govern evolution of the rapidly changing seasonal ice zone in the Beaufort Sea. Autonomous platforms operating from the ice and within the water column collected measurements across the atmosphere-ice-ocean system and provided the persistence to sample continuously through the springtime retreat and autumn advance of sea ice. Autonomous platforms also allowed operational modalities that reduced the field programs’ logistical requirements. Observations indicate that thermodynamics, especially the radiative balances of the ice-albedo feedback, govern the seasonal cycle of sea ice, with the role of surface waves confined to specific events. Continuous sampling from winter into autumn also reveals the imprint of winter ice conditions and fracturing on summertime floe size distribution. These programs demonstrate effective use of integrated systems of autonomous platforms for persistent, multiscale Arctic observing. Networks of autonomous systems are well suited to capturing the vast scales of variability inherent in the Arctic system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-68
Number of pages13
JournalOceanography
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017

Fingerprint

ice
sea ice
atmosphere-ice-ocean system
autumn
marginal ice zone
sea state
winter
surface wave
albedo
persistence
thermodynamics
water column
sampling
programme
sea

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography

Cite this

An autonomous approach to observing the seasonal ice zone in the western arctic. / The Marginal Ice Zone Team; The Arctic Sea State Team.

In: Oceanography, Vol. 30, No. 2, 01.06.2017, p. 56-68.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The Marginal Ice Zone Team & The Arctic Sea State Team 2017, 'An autonomous approach to observing the seasonal ice zone in the western arctic', Oceanography, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 56-68. https://doi.org/10.5670/OCEANOG.2017.222
The Marginal Ice Zone Team ; The Arctic Sea State Team. / An autonomous approach to observing the seasonal ice zone in the western arctic. In: Oceanography. 2017 ; Vol. 30, No. 2. pp. 56-68.
@article{cc3e49898df64d9f97f2e8a77ce636bc,
title = "An autonomous approach to observing the seasonal ice zone in the western arctic",
abstract = "The Marginal Ice Zone and Arctic Sea State programs examined the processes that govern evolution of the rapidly changing seasonal ice zone in the Beaufort Sea. Autonomous platforms operating from the ice and within the water column collected measurements across the atmosphere-ice-ocean system and provided the persistence to sample continuously through the springtime retreat and autumn advance of sea ice. Autonomous platforms also allowed operational modalities that reduced the field programs’ logistical requirements. Observations indicate that thermodynamics, especially the radiative balances of the ice-albedo feedback, govern the seasonal cycle of sea ice, with the role of surface waves confined to specific events. Continuous sampling from winter into autumn also reveals the imprint of winter ice conditions and fracturing on summertime floe size distribution. These programs demonstrate effective use of integrated systems of autonomous platforms for persistent, multiscale Arctic observing. Networks of autonomous systems are well suited to capturing the vast scales of variability inherent in the Arctic system.",
author = "{The Marginal Ice Zone Team} and {The Arctic Sea State Team} and Lee, {Craig M.} and Jim Thomson and Cho, {Kyoung Ho} and Sylvia Cole and Martin Doble and Lee Freitag and Graber, {Hans C} and Byongjun Hwang and Steve Jayne and Kang, {Sung Ho} and Kim, {Joo Hong} and Rick Krishfield and Craig Lee and Ted Maksym and Wieslaw Maslowski and Breckner Owens and Perry, {Mary Jane} and Pam Posey and Luc Rainville and Jackie Richter-Menge and Andrew Roberts and Axel Schweiger and William Shaw and Timothy Stanton and Michael Steele and Timmermans, {Mary Louise} and John Toole and Peter Wadhams and Jeremy Wilkinson and Yang, {Eun Jin} and Jinlun Zhang and Stephen Ackley and Fabrice Ardhuin and Ardhuin, {Fanny Girard} and Alexander Babanin and Tripp Collins and Christopher Fairall and Johannes Gemmrich and Peter Guest and Benjamin Holt and Susanne Lehner and Michael Meylan and Fabien Montiel and William Perrie and Ola Persson and Erick Rogers and Hayley Shen and Hui Shen and Vernon Squire and Sharon Stammerjohn",
year = "2017",
month = "6",
day = "1",
doi = "10.5670/OCEANOG.2017.222",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "30",
pages = "56--68",
journal = "Oceanography",
issn = "1042-8275",
publisher = "Oceanography Society",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - An autonomous approach to observing the seasonal ice zone in the western arctic

AU - The Marginal Ice Zone Team

AU - The Arctic Sea State Team

AU - Lee, Craig M.

AU - Thomson, Jim

AU - Cho, Kyoung Ho

AU - Cole, Sylvia

AU - Doble, Martin

AU - Freitag, Lee

AU - Graber, Hans C

AU - Hwang, Byongjun

AU - Jayne, Steve

AU - Kang, Sung Ho

AU - Kim, Joo Hong

AU - Krishfield, Rick

AU - Lee, Craig

AU - Maksym, Ted

AU - Maslowski, Wieslaw

AU - Owens, Breckner

AU - Perry, Mary Jane

AU - Posey, Pam

AU - Rainville, Luc

AU - Richter-Menge, Jackie

AU - Roberts, Andrew

AU - Schweiger, Axel

AU - Shaw, William

AU - Stanton, Timothy

AU - Steele, Michael

AU - Timmermans, Mary Louise

AU - Toole, John

AU - Wadhams, Peter

AU - Wilkinson, Jeremy

AU - Yang, Eun Jin

AU - Zhang, Jinlun

AU - Ackley, Stephen

AU - Ardhuin, Fabrice

AU - Ardhuin, Fanny Girard

AU - Babanin, Alexander

AU - Collins, Tripp

AU - Fairall, Christopher

AU - Gemmrich, Johannes

AU - Guest, Peter

AU - Holt, Benjamin

AU - Lehner, Susanne

AU - Meylan, Michael

AU - Montiel, Fabien

AU - Perrie, William

AU - Persson, Ola

AU - Rogers, Erick

AU - Shen, Hayley

AU - Shen, Hui

AU - Squire, Vernon

AU - Stammerjohn, Sharon

PY - 2017/6/1

Y1 - 2017/6/1

N2 - The Marginal Ice Zone and Arctic Sea State programs examined the processes that govern evolution of the rapidly changing seasonal ice zone in the Beaufort Sea. Autonomous platforms operating from the ice and within the water column collected measurements across the atmosphere-ice-ocean system and provided the persistence to sample continuously through the springtime retreat and autumn advance of sea ice. Autonomous platforms also allowed operational modalities that reduced the field programs’ logistical requirements. Observations indicate that thermodynamics, especially the radiative balances of the ice-albedo feedback, govern the seasonal cycle of sea ice, with the role of surface waves confined to specific events. Continuous sampling from winter into autumn also reveals the imprint of winter ice conditions and fracturing on summertime floe size distribution. These programs demonstrate effective use of integrated systems of autonomous platforms for persistent, multiscale Arctic observing. Networks of autonomous systems are well suited to capturing the vast scales of variability inherent in the Arctic system.

AB - The Marginal Ice Zone and Arctic Sea State programs examined the processes that govern evolution of the rapidly changing seasonal ice zone in the Beaufort Sea. Autonomous platforms operating from the ice and within the water column collected measurements across the atmosphere-ice-ocean system and provided the persistence to sample continuously through the springtime retreat and autumn advance of sea ice. Autonomous platforms also allowed operational modalities that reduced the field programs’ logistical requirements. Observations indicate that thermodynamics, especially the radiative balances of the ice-albedo feedback, govern the seasonal cycle of sea ice, with the role of surface waves confined to specific events. Continuous sampling from winter into autumn also reveals the imprint of winter ice conditions and fracturing on summertime floe size distribution. These programs demonstrate effective use of integrated systems of autonomous platforms for persistent, multiscale Arctic observing. Networks of autonomous systems are well suited to capturing the vast scales of variability inherent in the Arctic system.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85033493114&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85033493114&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.5670/OCEANOG.2017.222

DO - 10.5670/OCEANOG.2017.222

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85033493114

VL - 30

SP - 56

EP - 68

JO - Oceanography

JF - Oceanography

SN - 1042-8275

IS - 2

ER -