SPURS: Salinity Processes in the Upper Ocean Regional Study

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SPURS-I Information
Diagram
Mooring Log
EN533 Recovery Cruise Report
 
Buoy
SPURS buoy
 
Location
SPURS project map
Track details
 
Related
SPURS at JPL
Deployment Cruise Blog

SPURS II Surface Mooring Details


As part of the SPURS (Salinity Processes in the Upper Ocean Regional Study) project, the Upper Ocean Processes Group at WHOI deployed a surface mooring at approximately 10° N 125° W in 4769meters of water. The deployment took place on 2016-08-24 from The RV Revell on cruise 1610.

Instrumentation

The buoy is equipped with two identical ASIMet systems, a WAMDAS wave package, and about 60 ocean sensors.


SPURS I Surface Mooring Details


As part of the SPURS (Salinity Processes in the Upper Ocean Regional Study) project, the Upper Ocean Processes Group at WHOI deployed a surface mooring at approximately 24.5N, 38 W, in the salinity maximum region of the subtropical North Atlantic, from September 2012 to September 2013.

Set: September 14, 2012, 20:00 UTC, R.V. Knorr, cruise KN-209-01
Recovered: September 30, 2013 08:40 UTC, R.V. Endeavor, cruise EN-533
Water depth: 5355 meters

The buoy was moved while work was being done to instruments onboard, on March 25, 2013. The original, surveyed anchor position was 24° 34.867´N, 38°W. A plot of the GPS positions of the buoy shows the change in position (png or KML).

Instrumentation

The buoy was equipped with two identical ASIMet systems and about 60 ocean sensors.



Page updated: September 13, 2012