North Pole Weather Data from 2003 Deployment

In April 2003, PMEL deployed instrumentation and two web cams on an ice floe at the North Pole. The weather data from this instrumentation will continue to be reported here as the ice floe drifts southward. Data from the instrumentation deployed in April 2002 (still transmitting in realtime in April 2003) is available on the North Pole Weather Data from 2002 Deployment.

   

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NOAA/PMEL instrumentation and web cams are typically deployed at the North Pole Borneo site, on the European side of the Lomonosov ridge. In April 2003, the NOAA weather station, ice-temperature buoy, two radiometers and two web cams were deployed at the Borneo site, and one ice-temperature buoy was deployed at the JAMSTEC site, on the Alaska side of the Lomonosov ridge. Both North Pole Web Cams are at the Borneo site. Web Cam #1 looks at the Ice-temperature buoy, and Web Cam #2 looks at the meteorological station.

Weather data plot
Ice-temperature plot
Map of station drift

Weather plot: This plot presents incoming short-wave solar radiation measured by one of the radiometer buoys, along with air temperature, air pressure, and winds measured by the meteorological station. Web Cam #2 looks at the meteorological station.

Weather plot of incoming short-wave solar radiation

Latest data (updated approximately weekly)     


Ice-temperature plot: Plots of air, ice, and ocean temperature as measured by the NOAA/PMEL/CRREL Mass Balance Buoys (also called ice-temperature buoys). (The buoy at the Borneo site stopped transmitting on July 18, 2003 and the buoy at Jamstec stopped transmitting July 27, 2003.)

CRREL plot of air, ice, and  ocean temperature

CRREL plot of air, ice, and  ocean temperature


Map of station drift: Drift of the North Pole station since its deployment in April. Station location is derived from the Global Positioning System (GPS).

North Pole Station drift

Latest data (updated approximately weekly)     

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A similar deployment was made in April 2002, one year earlier. Although the ice floe has drifted southward, and the 2002 web cam stopped operating with the onset of winter cold and darkness in fall 2002, the instruments from the 2002 deployment were still reporting as of April 2003, and the data is available on the North Pole Weather Data from 2002 Deployment.

More Information :

Web cam Home and Acknowledgments
Daylight and Darkness at the North Pole
• All images 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
• Moods of the North Pole 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
• About the environment                 2003 2002
• About the instruments 2011 2010   2008       2004 2003 2002
• About the web cam(s) 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005   2003 2002
• Weather data 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002


NSF The North Pole Web Cam is part of the North Pole Environmental Observatory, a joint National Science Foundation-sponsored effort by the Polar Science Center, / APL / UW, the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory / NOAA, the Japan Marine Science and Technology Center, Oregon State University, and Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory. Polar Science Center