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Arctic Ice

O-Buoy Deployments and Data Coverage

As of August 2016, 18 deployments have been carried out, with 15 O-Buoys, extending from 2009 through 2016 and counting.

We will have high data density in Spring time, which is the key season for atmospheric halogen observations, and in Fall.  This makes the O-Buoy project data collection an incredible success and gives us a highly detailed (both temporal and spatial resolution, Fig. 1A, B) data set for testing our understanding of atmospheric halogen chemistry and its relationship to sea ice / snowpack / meteorology. This was our last deployment and observational period, as deployments straddled our 5th year and this 6th, no-cost-extension year (2015-2016) when the last two field campaigns happened in Fall 2015 (NABOS in September and Beaufort Gyre in October 2015).