The largest ever network of autonomous ice-tethered buoys was deployed as a Distributed Network (DN) surrounding the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) Central Observatory (CO). This extensive network of 112 Global Positioning System (GPS) buoys and 12 multi-instrumented ice stations captured the annual cycle of Arctic sea ice drift and deformation for the first time as the DN traversed the Transpolar Drift Stream. GPS position data from buoys deployed during the year-long MOSAiC experiment capture sea ice drift and deformation at spatial scales ranging from 100s of meters to 200 kilometers (km) from late September 2019 into 2021. This dataset contains 216 quality-controlled drift tracks from buoys deployed at sites within a 45 km radius of the MOSAiC CO. Initial deployments began 26 September 2019 (Leg 1) with new deployments of buoys in mid-March-April 2020 (Leg 3), and August-September 2020 (leg 5). This dataset has been fully reprocessed to update drift tracks with the last of the data collected by buoys that were still operational after the initial download and processing. Complete temporal coverage of this data set is now 26 September 2019 through 23 May 2021.
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CC BY 4.0
|Date made available||2022|
|Publisher||NSF Arctic Data Center|
|Date of data production||26 Sep 2019 - 23 May 2021|