Stratus Ocean Reference Station (20˚S, 85˚W), mooring recovery and deployment cruise R/V Ronald H. Brown cruise 05-05, September 26, 2005–October 21, 2005


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dc.contributor.author Hutto, Lara
dc.contributor.author Weller, Robert A.
dc.contributor.author Lord, Jeffrey
dc.contributor.author Smith, Jason C.
dc.contributor.author Bouchard, Paul R.
dc.contributor.author Fairall, Christopher W.
dc.contributor.author Pezoa, Sergio
dc.contributor.author Bariteau, Ludovic
dc.contributor.author Lundquist, Jessica
dc.contributor.author Ghate, Virendra P.
dc.contributor.author Castro, Rodrigo
dc.contributor.author Cisternas, Carolina
dc.coverage.spatial 20°S, 85°W
dc.coverage.spatial Chile
dc.date.accessioned 2006-07-03T18:56:26Z
dc.date.available 2006-07-03T18:56:26Z
dc.date.issued 2006-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1912/1072
dc.description.abstract The Ocean Reference Station at 20°S, 85°W under the stratus clouds west of northern Chile is being maintained to provide ongoing, climate-quality records of surface meteorology, of air-sea fluxes of heat, freshwater, and momentum, and of upper ocean temperature, salinity, and velocity variability. The Stratus Ocean Reference Station (ORS Stratus) is supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Observation Program. It is recovered and redeployed annually, with cruises that have come between October and December. During the October 2005 cruise of NOAA’s R/V Ronald H. Brown to the ORS Stratus site, the primary activities were recovery of the WHOI surface mooring that had been deployed in December 2004, deployment of a new WHOI surface mooring at that site, in-situ calibration of the buoy meteorological sensors by comparison with instrumentation put on board by staff of the NOAA Environmental Technology Laboratory (ETL), and observations of the stratus clouds and lower atmosphere by NOAA ETL. The ORS Stratus buoys are equipped with two Improved Meteorological (IMET) systems, which provide surface wind speed and direction, air temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, incoming shortwave radiation, incoming longwave radiation, precipitation rate, and sea surface temperature. The IMET data are made available in near real time using satellite telemetry. The mooring line carries instruments to measure ocean salinity, temperature, and currents. The ETL instrumentation used during the 2005 cruise included cloud radar, radiosonde ballons, and sensors for mean and turbulent surface meteorology. In addition, two technicians from the University of Concepcion collected water samples for chemical analysis. Finally, the cruise hosted a teacher participating in NOAA’s Teacher at Sea Program. en
dc.description.sponsorship Funding was provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under Grant No. NA17RJ1223 and the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Ocean Research (CICOR). en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WHOI Technical Reports en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WHOI-2006-06 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Upper Ocean Processes Group en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UOP-2006-01 en
dc.subject STRATUS en
dc.subject Ocean en
dc.subject Climate en
dc.title Stratus Ocean Reference Station (20˚S, 85˚W), mooring recovery and deployment cruise R/V Ronald H. Brown cruise 05-05, September 26, 2005–October 21, 2005 en
dc.type Technical Report en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1575/1912/1072

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