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Washington Offshore Profiler Mooring (CE09OSPM)

The Coastal Endurance Washington Offshore Profiler Mooring is located on the Continental Slope, approximately 550 meters deep. The Continental Shelf-Slope area off the Washington coast is a highly productive, dynamic upwelling environment. Upwelling brings nutrients to the surface sparking primary production and fueling the food web. In recent years, upwelling has also brought onto the shelf hypoxic, low oxygen, waters that can be harmful to organisms in the area. By sampling in this area, the OOI seeks to gain better insight into upwelling dynamics of this system.

Like other Coastal Profiler Moorings, theEndurance Washington Offshore Profiler Mooring contains a Wire-Following Profiler that houses instruments.  The Wire-Following Profiler moves through the water column along the mooring riser, continuously sampling ocean characteristics over a specified depth interval (15 meters below sea surface to 3 m above the bottom).

Site Diagram

Water Depth
544 meters

Site Location
46.8517°N, 124.9715°W

Instruments

This site includes following instruments. To learn more about an instrument type, select its name on the left. To see the relevant data streams for a particular instrument, select the instrument code in the first column which will take you to the OOI Data Portal.

Instrument Depth Node Instrument Series Make & Model
CE09OSPM-SBS01-01-MOPAK0000 0m Surface Buoy 3-Axis Motion Pack (MOPAK0) MicroStrain - 3DM-GX3-25
CE09OSPM-SBS01-00-STCENG000 0m Surface Buoy Platform Controller (STCENG) WHOI - Sensor and Telemetry Controller
CE09OSPM-WFP01-01-VEL3DK000 15 to 540 meters Wire-Following Profiler 3-D Single Point Velocity Meter (VEL3DK) Nortek - Aquadopp II
CE09OSPM-WFP01-04-FLORTK000 15 to 540 meters Wire-Following Profiler 3-Wavelength Fluorometer (FLORTK) WET Labs - ECO Triplet
CE09OSPM-WFP01-03-CTDPFK000 15 to 540 meters Wire-Following Profiler CTD (CTDPFK) Sea-Bird - SBE 52MP
CE09OSPM-WFP01-02-DOFSTK000 15 to 540 meters Wire-Following Profiler Dissolved Oxygen (DOFSTK) Sea-Bird - SBE 43F
CE09OSPM-WFP01-05-PARADK000 15 to 540 meters Wire-Following Profiler Photosynthetically Available Radiation (PARADK) Biospherical Instruments - QSP-2200
CE09OSPM-WFP01-00-WFPENG000 15 to 540 meters Wire-Following Profiler Profiler Controller (WFPENG) McLane - MMP