Dataset: moorings_CTD 2001
Deployment: LMG0103

Southern Ocean 2001 moorings: temp., salinity, density data (SLOW to LOAD)
Principal Investigator: 
Robert C Beardsley (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI)
Co-Principal Investigator: 
Dr Richard Limeburner (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI)
Student: 
Dr Carlos Moffat (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Nancy Copley (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Project: 
Version: 
27 Oct. 2009
Version Date: 
2009-10-27
Description

"As part of the SO GLOBEC field program, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) deployed an array of instrumented subsurface moorings near Marguerite Bay during March 2001- March 2002 and a second array during March 2002-March 2003 (Figure 1). The moored measurements included pressure, temperature, conductivity, velocity, acoustic backscatter, and ice thickness. To monitor surface forcing during the moored array observations, two automatic weather stations (AWSs) were deployed on islands in Marguerite Bay and time series of wind, air temperature, pressure, and relative humidity were collected from May 2001 through March 2003.

The primary goals of this effort were to measure the temporal and spatial variability of currents and physical and biological water properties in the study area on time scales from hours to seasonal, improve our description and understanding of the regional general circulation, and identify and describe those physical processes that make this region well suited for krill production and survival." [from technical report WHOI-2005-07.pdf (10.2 MB)]

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