Dataset: CTD_MOCNESS1_CCRings
Deployment: AII-85

CTD data collected during MOCNESS hauls
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Principal Investigator: 
Peter H. Wiebe (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI)
Nancy Copley (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Ms Dicky Allison (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Nancy Copley (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Current State: 
Preliminary and in progress
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NOTE: Access to these data has been removed until the new versions of the data are ready. - DMO -10-22-2015

The MOCNESS is based on the Tucker Trawl principle (Tucker, 1951). The particular MOCNESS system from which these CTD data came is one of three net systems. The MOCNESS-1 has nine rectangular nets (1m x 1.4 m) which are opened and closed sequentially by commands through conducting cable from the surface (Wiebe et al., 1976). In all three systems, the underwater unit sends a data frame, comprised of temperature, depth, conductivity, net-frame angle, flow count, time, number of open net, and net opening/closing, to the deck unit in a compressed hexadecimal format every 2 seconds and from the deck unit to a microcomputer every 4 seconds. Temperature (to approximately 0.01 deg C) and conductivity are measured with SEABIRD sensors. Normally, a modified T.S.K.-flowmeter is used. Both the temperature and conductivity sensors and the flowmeter are mounted on top of the frame so that they face horizontally when the frame is at a towing angle of 45deg. Calculations of salinity (to approximately 0.01 o/oo S), potential temperature (theta), potential density (sigma), the oblique and vertical velocities of the net, and the approximate volume filtered by each net are made after each string of data has been received by the computer. (Wiebe et al., 1985) In addition, data were collected from four other sensors attached to the frame: the Transmissometer, the Fluorometer, the Downwelling light sensor, and the Oxygen sensor. A SeaBird underwater pump was also included in the sensor suite.

It should be noted that whenever the data are of questionable value, 50.000 is written in the particular data field.

Unless otherwise indicated, these data have not been post-processed.

For additional information, contact the chief scientist for the cruise or the BCO-DMO.

Note: Some variables have been eliminated from the display or renamed something else, but are nevertheless available. These variables include: id_tag, raw_PR,raw_TE, raw_CO,raw_OT, raw_OC, raw_AN,raw_AN_FL, NR,LI, raw_FL, start_date, end_date, local_end_time, end_year, end_month, end_day, GMT_end_time, end_lat, end_lon, abort_flag, quality_flag, seconds, maybe_PR, maybe_TE, maybe_CO, maybe_AN, and time_zone_info.
Contact the contributors for this information.

These Cold Core Rings data are organized by Cruise and therefore the CruiseID is at the directory level, identified by a lower-case ID, e.g. at85, for Atlantis-II cruise 85.

See individual cruises(below) for acquisition information specific to that cruise.

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