The Salinity Snake explained

posted in: Arctic, field work

Watch as ESR’s Julian Schanze explains the “Salinity Snake”, a ship-mounted instrument that measures conditions within the top inch of the ocean surface. He is currently aboard the R/V Woldstad in the Arctic using the Salinity Snake to collect data … Read More

The Salinity Snake

posted in: Arctic, field work

The Salinity Snake is at it again: As part of NASA’s SASSIE field campaign, ESR Scientist Julian Schanze is in the Arctic Ocean measuring surface salinity using the Salinity Snake. This measures salinity at the same depth as observed by … Read More


The Salinity and Stratification at the Sea Ice Edge (SASSIE) team has just begun a comprehensive, three-month data collection mission to the Arctic Ocean. A fleet of Wave Gliders was just deployed in the Beaufort Sea. The goal of this … Read More

Tide Models Released

posted in: Arctic, datasets, tides

ESR recently released 2 new tide models in the Arctic region.:  Arc2kmTM and Gr1kmTM. The Arctic 2km tide model (Arc2kmTM) and the Greenland 1km tide model (Gr1kmTM) are barotropic ocean tide models on a 2×2 km and 1×1 km polar … Read More

ESR Datasets at ADC

posted in: Arctic, Company News

  ESR’s polar research group provides tide models and validation datasets through the Arctic Data Center (ADC), which is the primary data and software repository for the Arctic section of National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs (NSF OPP). We … Read More