PAP June 2007

5th September 2007

It has just been reported that the adrift part of the PAP observatory, with all sensors down to 1000m, had been successfully recovered by the research ship Pelagia. Many thanks to the science team and deck crew for their efforts. The recovered parts will be examined to determine the cause of the failure.

9th August 2007

The mooring has moved off station and appears to be drifting at about 1km/hr. The sensor package at 30m is still attached to the surface mooring.

30th July 2007

The inductive data link connecting the sensors to the satelite transmission system has been deteriorating for some days and data is now only being received sporadically.

June 2007

A redesigned mooring was successfully deployed at the PAP site from the vessel Celtic Explorer (CE0716).

The graphs below show the real-time data and are updated every few hours as new data arrives.

Temperature

Graph of Temperatures at various depths
 

Salinity

Graph of Salinity at various depths
 

Sigma-t

Graph of Sigma-t at various depths
 

Temperature

Temperature plotted against depth
 

Salinity

Salinity plotted against depth
 

Sigma-t

Sigma-t plotted against depth
 

PAP adrift

Track of mooring adrift
 

Pressure

Graph of pressures from various microcats
 

 

 

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