The National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA) is using the ITP to probe ice sheet and ocean conditions in the Antarctic. Scientists are logging a year round data set (the first of its kind) to study ice shelf interaction in McMurdo Sound, a bay off Antarctica that forms the western extension of the Ross Sea. View complete article.
According to NIWA oceanographer Dr. Mike Williams, “understanding how the ice shelf interaction is changing over time will lead to a better understanding of the interactions between the ice sheet, the oceans, and what contribution this is making to sea-level rise”. As the ITP collects temperature and salinity profiles, the data is relayed in real-time via satellite to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.