PAP May 2012

January 2013

Early in the morning of 29th December 2012 the PAP surface buoy became detached and started moving off station. Most fortuitously the RV Celtic Explorer is on a scientific cruise in the area, and had been due to carry out some essential maintenance on the meteorological sensors. The buoy has been located and recovered despite the wintery weather conditions.

July 2012

It appears that, after a period of working intermittently, the communication cables connecting to the sensor frame failed completely on the 4th July. Meteorological data is still being sent and received, as well as some engineering data and readings from a single microcat attached to the keel of the buoy. Many of the sensors at 30m will continue to log data, but that will not be recovered until the next service visit.

 

The PAP1 mooring was redeployed deployed on the 6th May on cruise JC071. The data received by satellite is processed within hours of recording and plotted in the following graphs.

The cruise activities were blogged and can be found via the following link.

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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
 

Deep Temperature

Graph of Temperatures at deep microcat
 

Deep Salinity

Graph of Salinity at deep microcat
 

Deep Pressure

Graph of Pressure
 

Carbon Dioxide

Carbon Dioxide
 

Pro-oceanus Pressures

Pro-Oceanus sensor pressures
 

Aanderaa Carbon Dioxide

Aanderaa Carbon Dioxide
 

Chlorophyll-a Wetlabs

Chlorophyll-a : Wetlabs
 

Fluorescence Cyclops

Fluorescence Cyclops
 

Satlantic pH

Satlantic pH
 

Seabird Oxygen

Seabird Oxygen
 

Aanderaa Oxygen

Aanderaa Oxygen
 

Nitrate : ISUS

Nitrate - ISUS
 

MetOffice UK Meteorological Data

Temperatures

Met Office Temperatures plotted with NCEP
 

Air Pressure

Met Office Air Pressure
 

Humidity

Met Office humidity data
 

Wind

Met Office Wind data
 

Wind

Met Office Wind data
 

NCEP Wind

NCEP Wind data
 

Wave Height

Met Office Wave data
 

Wave Peak Period

Met Office Wave data
 

Wave direction

Met Office wave data
 

Current

Sea Current
 

Current

Sea Current
 

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
 

 

 

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