PAP April 2021
The April 2021 mooring was deployed on cruise DY130.
Below are the graphs generated in near-real time from data gathered at PAP and transmitted via iridium servers.
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These graphs have basic QC applied to remove spikes and invalid data. There are also additional vicarious calibrations applied to the BGC sensors. The raw data these graphs are derived from can be access via the NOC anonymous FTP server
Other data are being collected at the site but are not transmitted in near-real time.
After recovery, data are archived at the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) and can be accessed at: BODC PAP Collection
We are also starting to make these delayed mode data available through the BODC ERDDAP service. To see full time series, makes sure to set the 'start time' to the earliest possible date (it defaults to only show the latest data)
Oceanographic instruments on buoy, operating in near real time
Temperature and Salinity
MetOffice UK Meteorological Data
PAP is part of the MetOffice network of weather buoys, click here to view the full network.
|PAP1 mooring||Contact at NOCS, UK|
|Biogeochemical sensors||Dr Sue Hartman|
Seafloor (4850 m)
Seafloor samples have been taken at the PAP site since 1985. The following techniques are used to observe change over time:
|Method||Used for||Contact at NOCS, UK|
|Trawl||Megafaunal species abundance, diversity and biomass||Dr Brian Bett, Dr Jen Durden|
|Sea Floor Photography||AUV and towed camera photography for spatial studies. High resolution time-lapse photography (8 hours) in fixed location||Dr Brian Bett, Dr Jen Durden|
|Sediment Cores||Megacorer (a type of multiple corer) for infauna and geochemistry||Dr Brian Bett, Dr Jen Durden|
|Baited Traps||Time series observation of scavenging assemblage. Data available from OBIS||Dr Tammy Horton|