PAP April 2013

April 2013 – RRV James Cook on cruise JC085 will be servicing the PAP moorings.

18 January 2014

Despite worsening weather the team on the RV Celtic Explorer were able to recover the PAP ODAS buoy and the sensor frame today. The data from the sensors will now be downloaded and the mooring examined to try to determine the reason for the failure.

20 December 2013

The stormy weather seems to have taken its toll on the PAP mooring. The last 30m microcat data was received at 09:45 on 18 December, then sometime after 03:00 on 20 December the surface mooring moved off station. The buoy is moving steadily to the east, as shown on the following map.

11 September 2013

Between 11:30 and 15:30 the mooring was lifted during the JC090 OSMOSIS cruise to investigate the cause of communication failure between the sensor frame and the surface buoy.

14 May 2013

At around 12:00 on 14 May the sensor frame stopped communicating with the surface buoy. The sensors on the keel of the buoy, and the meteorological data are still being sent and these pages will continue to be updated with those data and graphs. All the sensors in the frame at 30m will continue logging data to their individual storage, and this data will be recovered during the next full service.

24 April 2013, 22:30 utc

RRV James Cook on cruise JC085 has successfully serviced the PAP moorings. The buoy deployed in January which only transmitted meteorological data has been replaced by a system with also a full suite of oceanographic sensors.

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Temperature

Graph of Temperatures at various depths

Salinity

Graph of Salinity at various depths

Sigma-t

Graph of Sigma-t at various depths


Carbon Dioxide at 1m

Carbon Dioxide on keel

Pro-oceanus Pressures

Pro-Oceanus sensor pressures on keel

Chlorophyll-a Wetlabs

Chlorophyll-a : Wetlabs

Fluorescence Cyclops

Fluorescence Cyclops

Satlantic pH

Satlantic pH

Seabird Oxygen

Graph of Oxygen at various depths

Aanderaa Oxygen

Aanderaa Oxygen

ISUS Nitrate

ISUS Nitrate

WETLabs Phosphate

WETLabs Phosphate


MetOffice UK Meteorological Data

Air Pressure

Met Office Air Pressure

Humidity

Met Office Humidity data

Temperatures

Met Office Temperatures plotted with NCEP

Wind Speed/Direction

Met Office Wind data

Wind Vectors

Met Office Wind data as arrows

NCEP Wind

Met Office Wind data as arrows

Wave Height

Met Office Wave data

Wave Peak Period

Met Office Wave data

Wave Vectors

Met Office wave data


Sea Current Vectors

Sea Current

Sea Current Speed/Direction

Sea Current

Sea Current

Sea Current

Irradiance 1

Irradiance 1

Irradiance 2

Irradiance 2

Irradiance 3

Irradiance 3

Mooring Position

Mooring position

Last 7 days Track

Last 7 days Mooring track

Pressure

Graph of pressures from various microcats