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Apex Profiler Mooring (GS02HYPM)

The Southern Ocean Apex Profiler Mooring is co-located with Apex Surface Mooring. Additionally, at the Southern Ocean site are two identical Flanking Subsurface that make up the equidistant sides of a triangle of Moorings (50 km) from the co-located Profiler and Surface Moorings. The Profiler Mooring is located in 4,800 meters of water in the Southern Ocean, SW of Chile. The triangular configuration moorings provide unique spatial array through which instruments fixed to moorings continuously collect data through time and gliders sample the area between the moorings. The Southern Ocean site is one of four high latitude open ocean locations in the OOI that provide observations to gain better insight into global ocean circulation and climate.

Like other Apex Profiler Moorings, the Southern Ocean Apex Profiler Mooring contains two Wire-Following Profilers that house instrumentation. The Wire-Following Profiler moves through the water column along the mooring riser, continuously sampling ocean characteristics at a high vertical resolution over a specified depth interval (310-2,100 meters and 2,100-4,400 meters deep).

Site Diagram

Water Depth
4,800 meters

Site Location
54.41°S, 89.28°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
GS02HYPM-MPM01-02-ZPLSGA009 150m Mooring Riser Bio-acoustic Sonar (Global) (ZPLSGA) ASL Environmental Sciences - AZFP
GS02HYPM-MPM01-02-ZPLSGA010 150m Mooring Riser Bio-acoustic Sonar (Global) (ZPLSGA) ASL Environmental Sciences - AZFP
GS02HYPM-RIM01-02-CTDMOG039 164m Mooring Riser CTD (CTDMOG) Sea-Bird - SBE 37IM
GS02HYPM-WFP02-01-FLORDL000 300 to 2,373 meters Wire-Following Profiler Upper 2-Wavelength Fluorometer (FLORDL) WET Labs - FLBBRTD
GS02HYPM-WFP02-05-VEL3DL000 300 to 2,373 meters Wire-Following Profiler Upper 3-D Single Point Velocity Meter (VEL3DL) Falmouth Scientific - ACM-Plus
GS02HYPM-WFP02-04-CTDPFL000 300 to 2,373 meters Wire-Following Profiler Upper CTD (CTDPFL) Sea-Bird - SBE 52MP
GS02HYPM-WFP02-03-DOSTAL000 300 to 2,373 meters Wire-Following Profiler Upper Dissolved Oxygen (DOSTAL) Aanderaa - Optode 4330
GS02HYPM-WFP02-00-WFPENG000 300 to 2,373 meters Wire-Following Profiler Upper Profiler Controller (WFPENG) McLane - MMP
GS02HYPM-WFP03-01-FLORDL000 2,100 to 4,623 meters Wire-Following Profiler Lower 2-Wavelength Fluorometer (FLORDL) WET Labs - FLBBRTD
GS02HYPM-WFP03-05-VEL3DL000 2,100 to 4,623 meters Wire-Following Profiler Lower 3-D Single Point Velocity Meter (VEL3DL) Falmouth Scientific - ACM-Plus
GS02HYPM-WFP03-04-CTDPFL000 2,100 to 4,623 meters Wire-Following Profiler Lower CTD (CTDPFL) Sea-Bird - SBE 52MP
GS02HYPM-WFP03-03-DOSTAL000 2,100 to 4,623 meters Wire-Following Profiler Lower Dissolved Oxygen (DOSTAL) Aanderaa - Optode 4330
GS02HYPM-WFP03-00-WFPENG000 2,100 to 4,623 meters Wire-Following Profiler Lower Profiler Controller (WFPENG) McLane - MMP
GS02HYPM-RIM01-00-SIOENG000 4,634m Mooring Riser Platform Controller (SIOENG) SIO - Subsurface mooring controller