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Central Surface Piercing Profiler Mooring (CP01CNSP)

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.

Site Diagram

Water Depth
133 meters

Site Location
40.14°N, 70.78°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
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 Available 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