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A Low-power, Quick-install Polar Observation System ('AMIGOS-II') for Monitoring Climate-ice-ocean Interactions
Entry ID: Scambos_PLR1441432


Summary
Abstract: The investigators propose to build and test a multi-sensor, automated measurement station for monitoring Arctic and Antarctic ice-ocean environments. The system, based on a previously successful design, will incorporate weather and climate sensors, camera, snow and firn sensors, instruments to measure ice motion, ice and ocean thermal profilers, hydrophone, and salinity sensors. This new system will have two-way communications for real-time data delivery and is designed for rapid deployment by a small field group.

Purpose: AMIGOS-II will be capable of providing real time information on geophysical processes such as weather, snowmelt, ice motion and strain, fractures and melt ponds, firn thermal profiling, and ocean conditions from multiple levels every few hours for 2-4 years. Project personnel will conduct a field test of the new system at a location with a deep ice-covered lake. Development of AMIGOS-II is motivated by recent calls by the U.S. Antarctic Program Blue-Ribbon Panel to increase Antarctic logistical effectiveness, which cites a need for greater efficiency in logistical operations. Installation of autonomous stations with reduced logistical requirements advances this goal.
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Description: Glaciology; remote sensing of the poles; climate change effects on the cryosphere; Antarctic history; geochemistry; and planetary science

Description: NSF Award # 1441432
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Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2014-06-01
Stop Date: 2015-05-31
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Data Center
NSIDC Antarctic Glaciological Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/agdc/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC AGDC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 303 492 1113
Email: teds at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Scambos, T.A.; Ross, R.; Haran, T.; Bauer, R.; Ainley, D.G.; Seo, K.-W.; Keyser, M. De; Behar, A.; MacAyeal, D.R. (), A camera and multisensor automated station design for polar physical and biological systems monitoring: AMIGOS, Journal of Glaciology, Volume 59, Number 214, pp. 303-314(12), International Glaciological Society, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3189/2013JoG12J170
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2014-12-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-01


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