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The Ice-Tethered Profiler: Argo of the Arctic

By John M. Toole , Richard A. Krishfield, Mary-Louise Timmermans, and Andrey Proshutinsky 
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Ice-Tethered Profilers (ITPs), first deployed in fall 2004, have significantly increased the number of high-quality upper-ocean water-property observations available from the central Arctic. This article reviews the instrument technology and provides a status report on performance, along with several examples of the science that ITPs and companion instrumentation support.


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