Project NTAS - Northwest Tropical Atlantic Station for air-sea flux measurement

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NTAS Reference Data


Notes
As data becomes available it is added to this secton of the UOP web site; it may still be subject to updates, however. Please note the version date as well as the citation for any data you download.

For data individual deployments of the NTAS platform, please see the NTAS Archivepage in the Current Projects section of the site.
Meteorological data contained on this site is collected by ASIMet loggers. More detailed information about the ASIMet instrument package is available at /UOPinstruments/UOPinstruments.html.



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Data is presented in NetCDF using the OceanSITES specification, which is based on the Climate and Forecast Standard, known as CF. A full description of the OceanSITES specification is available on the OceanSITES web site.
Please note the version date as well as the citation for any data you download.


All data presented here should be considered provisional, as further adjustments to the data may be needed. Please note the version date as well as the citation for any data you download.

Data from the NTAS Ocean Reference Station were made available by Dr. Albert Plueddemann of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; these data were collected with support from the NOAA Climate Program Office, Ocean Observing and Monitoring Division.


NTAS I-XI

2001-03-31 to 2012-05-02

Type Rate NetCDF Metadata
Met 1 hour OS_NTAS_2001-2012_D_MLTS-1hr.nc OS_NTAS_2001-2012_D_MLTS-1hr.cdl
Flux 1 hour OS_NTAS_2001-2012_D_FLTS-1hr.nc OS_NTAS_2001-2012_D_FLTS-1hr.cdl

NTAS XII-XIV

2012-12-03 to 2016-02-04

Type Rate NetCDF Metadata
Met 1 hour OS_NTAS_2012-2014_D_MLTS-1hr.nc OS_NTAS_2012-2014_D_MLTS-1hr.cdl
Flux 1 hour OS_NTAS_2012-2014_D_FLTS-1hr.nc OS_NTAS_2012-2014_D_FLTS-1hr.cdl



Information about deployments


NTAS-I

Set: March 30, 2001 23:17 UTC, R.V. Oceanus, cruise OC-365
Recovered: March 6, 2002 10:08 UTC, R.V. Ronald H. Brown, cruise RB-02-02
Position: 14° 50´N, 51° 00´W
Water depth: 4942 meters

NTAS-II

Set: March 04, 2002 22:18 UTC, R.V. Ronald H. Brown, cruise RB-02-02
Recovered: February 16, 2003 12:06 UTC, R.V. Oceanus, cruise OC-385-05
Position: 14° 50´N, 51° 00´W
Water depth: 4942 meters

NTAS-III

Set: Feb 15, 2003, 05:47 UTC, R/V Oceanus, cruise OC 385-05
Recovered: Feb 19, 2004 16:00 UTC, R/V Ronald H. Brown, cruise RB-04-01
Position: 14° 50´N, 51° 02´W
Water depth: 4977 meters
Note: The buoy went adrift on February 15 at 18:10 UTC, 4 days before the recovery.

NTAS-IV

Set: Feb 21, 2004 03:16 UTC, R/V Ronald H. Brown, cruise RB-04-01
Recovered: Mar 13, 2005, 14:20 UTC, R/V Ronald H. Brown cruise RB-05-02
Position: 14° 44´N, 50° 56´W
Water depth: 5048 meters

NTAS-V

Set: March 11, 2005, 19:35 UTC, R/V Ronald H. Brown, cruise RB-05-02
Recovered: Feb 28, 2006, 12:39 UTC, R/V Ronald H. Brown, cruise RB-06-01
Position: 14° 41´N, 51° 03´W
Water depth: 5107 meters

NTAS-VI

Set: February 25, 2006, 17:13 UTC, R/V Ronald H. Brown, cruise RB-06-01
Recovered: April 24, 2007, 09:36 UTC, R/V Ronald H. Brown, cruise RB-07-02
Position: 14° 45.0´N, 50° 56.6´W
Water depth: 5107 meters

NTAS-VII

Set: April 19, 2007, 18:36 UTC, R/V Ronald H. Brown, cruise RB-07-02
Recovered: July 29, 2008, 11:07 UTC, R/V Oceanus, cruise OC-449-01
Position: 14° 49.33´N, 51° 0.82´W
Water depth: 4983 meters

NTAS-VIII

Set: July 28, 2008, 04:27 UTC, R/V Oceanus, cruise OC-449-01
Recovered July 1, 2009, 10:00 UTC, R/V Ronald H. Brown, cruise RB-09-03
Position: 14° 45.1344´N, 50° 57.1750´W
Water depth: 4983 meters

NTAS-IX

Set: June 29, 2009, 17:37 UTC, R/V Ronald H. Brown, cruise RB-09-03
Recovered: November 12 , 2010, 09:18 UTC, R/V Ronald H. Brown, cruise RB-10-09
Position: 14° 49.54´N, 51° .871´W
Water depth: 4990 meters

NTAS-X

Set: December 10, 2010, 01:58 UTC, R/V Ronald H. Brown, cruise RB-10-09
Recovered November 28,2011, 10:45 UTC, R/V Ronald H. Brown, cruise RB-11-03
Position: 14° 45.012´N, 50° 57.014´W
Water depth: 5034 meters

NTAS-XI

Set: November 25, 2011, 17:55 UTC, R/V Ronald H. Brown, cruise RB-11-03
Went adrift: May 02, 2012
Recovered December, 2012, R/V Pisces, cruise PC-12-08
Position: 14° 49.504´N, 51° 1.052´W
Water depth: 4878 meters

NTAS-XII

Set: December 3, 2012, 21:14 UTC, R/V Pisces, cruise PC-12-08
Recovered October 25, 2013, R/V Ronald H. Brown, cruise RB-13-05
Position: 14° 44.953´N, 50° 56.976´W
Water depth: 5035 meters

NTAS-XIII

Set: October 22,2013 22:58 UTC, R/V Ronald H. Brown, cruise RB-13-05
Went adrift: September 23, 2014 at about 02:00 UTC
Buoy Recovered: October 29, 2014 at 17:30
Mooring Recovered: December 15, 2014 at 12:00, R/V Endeavor, cruise EN-549
Position: 14° 44.953´N, 50° 56.976´W
Water depth: 4975 meters

NTAS-XIV

Set: December 13, 2014 18:27 UTC, R/V Endeavor, cruise EN-549
Recovered: February 4, 2016 14:08 UTC, R/V Endeavor, cruise EN-573
Position: 14° 44.64´N, 50° 57.71´W
Water depth: 5027 meters



Last updated: September 19, 2016.