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Washington Inshore Surface Piercing Profiler Mooring (CE06ISSP)

The Coastal Endurance Washington Inshore Surface Piercing Profiler Mooring is located on the inner Continental Shelf, approximately 29 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 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.

Site Diagram

Water Depth
29 meters

Site Location
47.136°N, 124.269°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
CE06ISSP-SP001-08-FLORTJ000 0 to 29 meters Surface Piercing Profiler 3-Wavelength Fluorometer (FLORTJ) WET Labs - ECO Triplet-w
CE06ISSP-SP001-09-CTDPFJ000 0 to 29 meters Surface Piercing Profiler CTD (CTDPFJ) Sea-Bird - FastCAT 49 CTD
CE06ISSP-SP001-02-DOSTAJ000 0 to 29 meters Surface Piercing Profiler Dissolved Oxygen (DOSTAJ) Aanderaa - Optode 4831
CE06ISSP-SP001-06-NUTNRJ000 0 to 29 meters Surface Piercing Profiler Nitrate (NUTNRJ) Satlantic - SUNA V2
CE06ISSP-SP001-10-PARADJ000 0 to 29 meters Surface Piercing Profiler Photosynthetically Available Radiation (PARADJ) WET Labs - ECO PAR
CE06ISSP-SP001-00-SPPENG000 0 to 29 meters Surface Piercing Profiler Profiler Controller (SPPENG) WET Labs - AMP
CE06ISSP-SP001-05-VELPTJ000 0 to 29 meters Surface Piercing Profiler Single Point Velocity Meter (VELPTJ) Nortek - Aquadopp HR
CE06ISSP-SP001-07-SPKIRJ000 0 to 29 meters Surface Piercing Profiler Spectral Irradiance (SPKIRJ) Satlantic - OCR507 ICSW
CE06ISSP-SP001-04-OPTAAJ000 0 to 29 meters Surface Piercing Profiler Spectrophotometer (OPTAAJ) WET Labs - AC-S