The Pioneer Central Surface Piercing Profiler Mooring is located on the Continental Shelf, approximately 130 meters deep. The Continental Shelf-Slope area off the New England coast is a highly productive area and one that is located at a dynamic intersection where ocean currents meet in weather-like “fronts,” and where nutrients, pollutants, and other properties are exchanged between the coast and the deep ocean. Data from the shelf area help to examine exchanges between the shelf and slope and the shelf ecosystem, as well as provide broader insight into the issues of air-sea gas exchange, including Carbon Dioxide.
Like other Surface Piercing Profiler Moorings, this mooring contains a Surface Piercing Profiler that allows for the sampling of near surface phenomena as the Profiler travels through the water then breaches the surface. Fine resolution sampling of the water column, particularly at the very surface of the water, provides key insights into the exchange of gases, heat, etc. between the atmosphere and the ocean. While on the surface, the profiler transmits data to shore.
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|
|CP01CNSP-SP001-09-FLORTJ000||0 to 100 meters||Surface Piercing Profiler||3-Wavelength Fluorometer (FLORTJ)||WET Labs - ECO Triplet-w|
|CP01CNSP-SP001-08-CTDPFJ000||0 to 100 meters||Surface Piercing Profiler||CTD (CTDPFJ)||Sea-Bird - FastCAT 49 CTD|
|CP01CNSP-SP001-06-DOSTAJ000||0 to 100 meters||Surface Piercing Profiler||Dissolved Oxygen (DOSTAJ)||Aanderaa - Optode 4831|
|CP01CNSP-SP001-03-NUTNRJ000||0 to 100 meters||Surface Piercing Profiler||Nitrate (NUTNRJ)||Satlantic - SUNA V2|
|CP01CNSP-SP001-10-PARADJ000||0 to 100 meters||Surface Piercing Profiler||Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PARADJ)||WET Labs - ECO PAR|
|CP01CNSP-SP001-00-SPPENG000||0 to 100 meters||Surface Piercing Profiler||Profiler Controller (SPPENG)||WET Labs - AMP|
|CP01CNSP-SP001-05-VELPTJ000||0 to 100 meters||Surface Piercing Profiler||Single Point Velocity Meter (VELPTJ)||Nortek - Aquadopp HR|
|CP01CNSP-SP001-07-SPKIRJ000||0 to 100 meters||Surface Piercing Profiler||Spectral Irradiance (SPKIRJ)||Satlantic - OCR507 ICSW|
|CP01CNSP-SP001-02-OPTAAJ000||0 to 100 meters||Surface Piercing Profiler||Spectrophotometer (OPTAAJ)||WET Labs - AC-S|