A research paper using the compact CTD sensor “JES10mini” was published in the academic journal “Polar Data Journal”. “JES10mini” was used for observations in the Arctic Ocean by a research team from the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) and the Geophysical Institute University of Alaska Fairbanks.
The Pacific sector of the Arctic Ocean is experiencing sea-ice reduction, yet there are not many ocean observations beneath sea ice. In this study, an ice-tethered buoy monitored CTD, phytoplankton biomass, and photosynthesis available radiation (PAR), and GPS buoys monitored sea ice motions in the Beaufort Sea. A ice-tethered buoy was equipped with four “JES10mini” at different depths.
◆Title: Sea-ice motion and oceanographic data from the Beaufort Sea to the Chukchi Borderland in March–October 2022
◆Authors: Satoshi KIMURA1*, Takashi KIKUCHI1 , Amane FUJIWARA1 , Joshua JONES2 , Masahiro KAKU1 , and Kensuke WATARI1
1 Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, 2-15, Natsusima-cho, Yokosuka, Kanagawa 237-0061.
2 Geophysical Institute University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2156 Koyukuk Drive, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775.
*Corresponding author. Satoshi Kimura