|Van Dover, Cindy||Duke University||Principal Investigator|
|Eggleston, David B.||North Carolina State University (NCSU MEAS)||Co-Principal Investigator|
|McVeigh, Doreen||North Carolina State University (NCSU MEAS)||Contact|
|Copley, Nancy||Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI BCO-DMO)||BCO-DMO Data Manager|
Measurements were taken over varying time intervals in order to conserve battery for longer ACM missions. The data are time/date stamped accordingly. ACM's are manufactured by Falmouth Scientific, Inc. and are 2-Dimensional ACMs. The models are identical, and the firmware is the same except for one of the Gulf of Mexico deployment ACMs, which featured newer Firmware.
The data has been minimally processed.
|lat||latitude; north is positive||decimal degrees|
|lon||longitude; east is positive||decimal degrees|
|serial_num||serial number of instrument||unitless|
|AVN||northward (- is Southward) component of current velocity averaged over the averaging interval (defined in the config screenshots)||cm/s|
|AVE||eastward (- is Westward) component of current velocity averaged over the averaging interval (defined in the config screenshots)||cm/s|
|AVDIR||average direction||degrees from North|
|ISO_DateTime_UTC||date and time; ISO 8601:2004(E) formatted||YYYY-mm-ddTHH:MM:SS[.xx]Z (UTC time)|
|yrday_utc||UTC day and decimal time; eg. 326.5 = the 326th day of the year or November 22 at 1200 hours (noon)||unitless|
|VN||northward (- is Southward) instantaneous velocity||cm/s|
|VE||eastward (- is Westward) instantaneous velocity||cm/s|
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Deep-Sea Current Meter and Larval Trap Mooring
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The Deep-Sea Current Meter and Larval Trap Mooring is a seafloor anchored mooring equipped to collect sediment/invertebrate larva, and record deep-sea ocean current and acoustical data. Instruments on the mooring have included sediment traps and a Falmouth Scientific Inc. Acoustic Current Meter with vector-averaged current speed and direction.
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cruise for SEEPC project. Cruise information and original data are available from the NSF R2R data catalog. Science Objectives (from Cruise Planning Synopsis): Preliminary science activities at 3 Barbados seep sites (El Pilar, Orenoque A, Orenoque B) on the accretionary wedge for return visit to sites with DSRV Alvin in May-June 2012. Part of the Seep Connectivity Project funded by NSF to investigate historical and contemporary linkages among Barbados, Gulf OF MExico, and Blake Ridge seep species. Science Activities At each site: 1) Sub-bottom profiling to locate seep areas 2) MOCNESS tow for larval sampling 3) Deep-water (35 m HOB) mooring deployment (current meter, 2 sediment/larval traps per mooring) 4) Bone/wood package deployment
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Start: Depart Gulfport, MS 05/21/2014 End: Arrive St. Petersburg, FL 06/14/2014 The AT26-15 cruise was conducted as part of the project "Connectivity in western Atlantic seep populations: Oceanographic and life-history processes underlying genetic structure" (SeepC) funded by NSF OCE-1031050. The cruise included coordinated deployments of DSV Alvin and AUV Sentry. Science objectives (from the WHOI Cruise Planning Synopsis): The primary objective of the SeepC Project is to advance our general knowledge of connectivity in the deep sea using taxa found at seeps as model systems. The focus is on species and processes occurring in the Intra-American Sea (including the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and eastern seaboard of the US), with attention to oceanographic circulation, life histories, and genetics. Our efforts include improving the oceanographic model for the IAS near the seabed using current data from moorings at several depths and locations and coupling this model to a Lagrangian larval transport model. We stress the importance of iterative interactions among the science teams to advance our understanding of connectivity in the deep sea through descriptive and hypothesis-driven research. We will develop effective and best methods for hypothesis testing under the constraints of working in a relatively inaccessible environment and will build capacity in understanding connectivity in deep-sea systems.
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