Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2022

DOI

10.5670/oceanog.2022.127

Publication Title

Oceanography

Volume

35

Issue

3-4

Pages

1-12

Abstract

Understanding and predicting Arctic change and its impacts on global climate requires broad, sustained observations of the atmosphere-ice-ocean system, yet technological and logistical challenges severely restrict the temporal and spatial scope of observing efforts. Satellite remote sensing provides unprecedented, pan-Arctic measurements of the surface, but complementary in situ observations are required to complete the picture. Over the past few decades, a diverse range of autonomous platforms have been developed to make broad, sustained observations of the ice-free ocean, often with near-real-time data delivery. Though these technologies are well suited to the difficult environmental conditions and remote logistics that complicate Arctic observing, they face a suite of additional challenges, such as limited access to satellite services that make geolocation and communication possible. This paper reviews new platform and sensor developments, adaptations of mature technologies, and approaches for their use, placed within the framework of Arctic Ocean observing needs.

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Original Publication Citation

Lee, C. M., DeGrandpre, M., Guthrie, J., Hill, V., Kwok, R., Morison, J., Cox, C. J., Singh, H., Stanton, T. P., & Wilkinson, J. (2022). Emerging technologies and approaches for in situ, autonomous observing in the Arctic. Oceanography, 35(3-4), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2022.127

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