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Kevin

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Notes from the Field
« on: January 01, 2017, 06:53:54 pm »
Often other work we do as scientists and archivists intersects with Old Weather in interesting, and sometimes unpredictable ways. I'd like to use this tread to share some of these projects and events in a more informal way than writing a blog post (or a peer-reviewed journal article). I'll start with a project we started last year called the Arctic Heat Open Science Project. The aim of this project is two-fold: to test promising new technologies, primarily autonomous and satellite-telemetered ocean sensors, and to integrate a near real-time open data approach that will encourage timely access for weather and sea-ice forecasters, modelers, and any other users. I see the link to Old Weather being not only the overlapping geographic region and general scientific focus on weather and ocean environment, but its multidisciplinary, open access, and public service aspects, all of which tend to break down traditional controlled-access data-silos.

So, for fun here is a short little movie called 'Arctic Oceanography from the Sky' our undergraduate Hollings Scholar made during the first field deployment in June 2016:
https://youtu.be/m4dh4vsdO4w

And data visualizations can be seen here: http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/arctic-heat/ (see in particular the links to ALAMO floats 9085 and 9076 below the photo). I expect the data from these two floats will proved especially interesting given the extraordinary temperature and ice anomalies we've seen the Chukchi Sea this fall/winter -- and the fact that these are the only near real-time sensors out there at the moment. Note: after winter freeze-up the floats cannot break the surface to transmit data when there is sea-ice above them; instead they are designed to continue profiling below the ice until there is an opening of some kind, which may not occur until next spring. We'll have to wait and see how this works out.

Feel free to ask questions which I'll do my best to answer...


Kevin

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Re: Notes from the Field
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2017, 07:04:45 pm »
And here is another project that has an obvious linkage or two with Old Weather:

Description in English, prior to deployment:
http://arctic.ru/international/20160930/454366.html

Post-deployment article in Russian, but has some interesting photos:
https://life.ru/t/%D0%BD%D0%B0%D1%83%D0%BA%D0%B0/931983/naiti_zhanniettu_po_sliedam_propavshiei_arktichieskoi_ekspieditsii_xix_vieka

The answer to the first question is 'no'.

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Re: Notes from the Field
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2017, 07:33:48 pm »
Mark Mollan represented us at this high-level workshop on Arctic libraries in December: http://jeffersonhosting.org/arctic-archives/

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Re: Notes from the Field
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2017, 07:40:53 pm »
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Re: Notes from the Field
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2017, 07:43:07 pm »
Thanks, Kevin!



Mark Mollan represented us at this high-level workshop on Arctic libraries in December: http://jeffersonhosting.org/arctic-archives/

Mark's talk:
The NOAA/NARA Project*
transcribed by
OldWeather.org


Thanks, Mark! ;)
« Last Edit: January 01, 2017, 07:55:20 pm by Randi »

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Re: Notes from the Field
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2017, 10:17:50 pm »
Thanks Kevin for this information, and Randi for that reference. It's always good to see what's become of the hours of patient transcribing at this end  8) :D 8)

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Re: Notes from the Field
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2017, 04:06:40 pm »
POSH - I've always thought I knew the origin of this word, and have told the story a hundred times that it originated on the UK - India steamship route back in the day. But no: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/22/books/three-words-we-love-to-argue-about-irregardless-posh-lingerie.html?_r=0

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Re: Notes from the Field
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2017, 04:32:06 pm »
It still makes a good story, though.  ;)

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Re: Notes from the Field
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2017, 05:20:55 pm »
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Re: Notes from the Field
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2017, 07:27:34 pm »
I'd love to go and try  a Port Out Starboard Home trip and feel posh, even if it isn't the correct link for the word  :D

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Re: Notes from the Field
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2017, 01:50:51 pm »
What should my March for Science sign say?

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Re: Notes from the Field
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2017, 01:56:50 pm »
In a fascinating development two of our autonomous floats have resurfaced in a flaw lead polynya near Point Barrow after spending 3.5 months under the ice. Waiting now for them to successfully off-load stored profile data. http://argo.whoi.edu/alamo/9085/9085_positions.png and http://argo.whoi.edu/alamo/9076/9076_positions.png  I'm also surprised that they didn't drift all that far.

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Re: Notes from the Field
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2017, 02:00:27 pm »
Current satellite image of the sea ice around Pt. Barrow. https://go.nasa.gov/2oRwvV6

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Re: Notes from the Field
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2017, 02:04:42 pm »
That's amazing Kevin.  I'm wondering how its not moving very far fits in the the influx of warm water underneath the ice. I guess those sensors will be able to tell more? :)

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Re: Notes from the Field
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2017, 03:03:52 pm »
What should my March for Science sign say?
Something about citizen science and Old Weather!
Naturally ;D