Current live data

The graphs below are generated in near real-time from data transmitted via satellite. These data have had some simple quality control measures applied in an attempt to remove spikes and invalid data. In some cases additional calibrations have been applied to the biogeochemical sensor data.

Other data are being recorded internally in some sensors on the mooring but are not transmitted in near-real time. After recovery, these data are archived at the British Oceanographic Data Centre and can be accessed at the BODC PAP Collection. We are also starting to make these data available through the BODC ERDDAP service. To see the full time series, makes sure to set the ‘start time’ to the earliest possible date (by default only the latest data are shown).

The latest received data from the PAP site was recorded onDate and time of receipt of latest data

On Friday 31/08/23 the buoy became adrift. NMF are working to recover the drifting buoy, instruments and data.

The PAP buoy has been recovered by RRS James Cook and returned to NOC on 02/10/2023. Our team will now be working out where the failure occurred and how to learn from it.

For May and June 2023, the temperature data from sensors at 30m show high levels of variability, as the sensors are close to the thermocline and regularly move into, then out of, the very warm surface mixed layer.

Instrument data telemetered from the PAP-1 buoy

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Temperature and salinity

PAP1 mooring Contact at NOC
Biogeochemical sensors Dr Sue Hartman

The raw data can be accessed via the NOC anonymous FTP server. If this link does not work directly, please use an ftp application to connect to server (user anonymous) then navigate to /pub/animate/pap/PAP_latest.