Meteorological, oceanographic, and buoy data from JAMSTEC from five drifting buoys, named J-CAD (JAMSTEC Compact Arctic Drifter) in the Arctic Ocean from 2000 to 2003 (NCEI Accession 0002201)

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In 1999, JAMSTEC and MetOcean Data System Ltd. developed a new drifting buoy, named J-CAD (JAMSTEC Compact Arctic Drifter), to conduct long-term observations in the Arctic multi-year ice zones (Hatakeyama and Monk, 2001). The J-CAD is a state-of-the-art compact and inexpensive drifting buoy, designed and developed using the latest technologies, and incorporated the vast amount of engineering knowledge and experience gained from the IOEB program.

Since 2000, JAMSTEC has been conducting operations of the J-CADs in order to measure the structure of upper-ocean currents and water properties under the multi-year ice of the Arctic Ocean for a better understanding the role of the Arctic Ocean for the global climate. As of now, JAMSTEC has installed five J-CADs into the sea-ice of the Arctic Ocean and has been collecting recent oceanographical and meteorological data.

The J-CAD system has three types of sensors: meteorological, oceanographic, and buoy status sensors. The four meteorological parameters measured are air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction. For oceanographic observations, the J-CAD can be equipped with four CT sensors (SBE37IM), two CT sensors with a pressure sensor (SBE37IM), and two ADCPs (WH-ADCP 300 kHz). The buoy monitor sensors comprise a compass with a tile sensor, GPS, and thermistor to measure the temperature of water surrounding the J-CAD hull.

Three buoys, the J-CAD 1, 3, and 4 were deployed near the North Pole in April 2000, 2001, and 2002, respectively, in collaboration with the NPEO (North Pole Environmental Observatory) Project supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). Data transmission from the J-CAD 1 and 3 has already ceased. The J-CAD 4 is currently conducting observations in the Eastern Arctic Ocean. Next April, we are scheduled to deploy the J-CAD 6 near the North Pole.

The J-CAD 2 and 5 were deployed in the Beaufort Sea from the Canadian Icebreaker in September 2000, and August 2002, respectively. The operation of the J-CAD 5 has been carried out under the Canada-Japan joint project, JWACS (Joint Western Arctic Climate Studies).
  • Cite as: Levitus, Sydney; Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (2011). Meteorological, oceanographic, and buoy data from JAMSTEC from five drifting buoys, named J-CAD (JAMSTEC Compact Arctic Drifter) in the Arctic Ocean from 2000 to 2003 (NCEI Accession 0002201). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0002201. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2000-04-01 to 2003-04-01
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90
S: 70
E: 76
W: 148
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  • publication: 2011-01-13
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  • Cite as: Levitus, Sydney; Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (2011). Meteorological, oceanographic, and buoy data from JAMSTEC from five drifting buoys, named J-CAD (JAMSTEC Compact Arctic Drifter) in the Arctic Ocean from 2000 to 2003 (NCEI Accession 0002201). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0002201. Accessed [date].
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND DIRECTION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • JP/JAMSTEC > Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan
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Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • DRIFTING BUOYS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
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  • JARE > Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition
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  • Cite as: Levitus, Sydney; Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (2011). Meteorological, oceanographic, and buoy data from JAMSTEC from five drifting buoys, named J-CAD (JAMSTEC Compact Arctic Drifter) in the Arctic Ocean from 2000 to 2003 (NCEI Accession 0002201). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0002201. Accessed [date].
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  • 2011-01-13T20:17:35Z - NCEI Accession 0002201 v1.1 was published.
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  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
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  • buoy - drifting buoy
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