Southern Ocean GLOBEC moored array and automated weather station data report
Moffat, Carlos F.
Beardsley, Robert C.
Owens, W. Brechner
Caruso, Michael J.
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Antarctic Peninsula western shelf
KeywordSO GLOBEC; Antarctica; Coastal oceanography; Laurence M. Gould (Ship) Cruise LMG01-03; Laurence M. Gould (Ship) Cruise LMG02-1A; Laurence M. Gould (Ship) Cruise LMG03-02; Nathaniel B. Palmer (Ship) Cruise NBP01-03
As part of the U.S. Southern Ocean GLOBEC program, moored time series measurements of temperature, conductivity (salinity), pressure, velocity, and acoustic backscatter were made from March 2001 to March 2003 in and near Marguerite Bay, located on the Antarctic Peninsula western shelf. 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. This report describes the individual moorings, their locations and local bathymetry, the instrumentation used and measurement depths, calibration and data processing steps taken to produce final time series, and basic plots of the final time series. The AWS data acquisition and processing are also described and basic plots of the final meteorological time series presented. Directions are given about how to access the raw and processed moored and AWS data via the SO GLOBEC website (http://globec.whoi.edu/jg/dir/globec/soglobec/).
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