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Mobile Assets (CP05MOAS)

Two kinds of Mobile Assets survey the area in and around the array of moorings at the Coastal Pioneer Array – Coastal Gliders and Coastal Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs).

Approximate Glider sampling area boundaries:
SE: 39.00°N, 69.92°W
SW: 39.00°N, 71.50°W
NW: 40.67°N, 71.50°W
NE: 40.67°N, 69.92°W

Approximate AUV sampling area boundaries:
SE: 39.67°N, 70.25°W
SW: 39.67°N, 71.17°W
NW: 40.67°N, 71.17°W
NE: 40.67°N, 70.25°W

An array of 6 Coastal Gliders (Teledyne-Webb Slocum Gliders) sample large, mesoscale features through a broad region (130 x 185 km) of the outer continental shelf between the shelf break and the Gulf Stream.  The role of these gliders in monitoring this broader area is to resolve rings, eddies and meanders from the Gulf Stream as they impinge on the shelf break front. These Teledyne-Webb Slocum Gliders fly through the water column along saw-tooth paths, penetrating the sea surface and diving down to a maximum depth of 1000 meters.

An array of two Coastal AUVs (REMUS-600 AUVs) travel along transects across the shelf-break frontal system extending beyond the mooring array, covering an area approximately 80 x 100 km in size centered on the array of moorings. The primary role of the AUVs is to resolve cross- and along-front “eddy fluxes” due to frontal instabilities, wind forcing, and mesoscale variability. These AUVs travel along saw-toothed transects, penetrating the sea surface and diving down to a maximum depth of 600 meters.

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Water Depth
0 meters

Site Location
39.83°N, 70.71°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
CP05MOAS-Annnn-01-FLORTN000 0 to 600 meters Coastal AUV nnnn 3-Wavelength Fluorometer (FLORTN) WET Labs - ECO Triplet
CP05MOAS-Annnn-03-CTDAVN000 0 to 600 meters Coastal AUV nnnn CTD (CTDAVN) Sea-Bird - SBE Glider Payload CTD (GP-CTD)
CP05MOAS-Annnn-02-DOSTAN000 0 to 600 meters Coastal AUV nnnn Dissolved Oxygen (DOSTAN) Aanderaa - Optode 4330
CP05MOAS-Annnn-00-ENG000000 0 to 600 meters Coastal AUV nnnn Mobile Asset Controller (ENG000) Teledyne Webb - G2 Slocum Gliders
CP05MOAS-Annnn-04-NUTNRN000 0 to 600 meters Coastal AUV nnnn Nitrate (NUTNRN) Satlantic - Deep SUNA
CP05MOAS-Annnn-06-PARADN000 0 to 600 meters Coastal AUV nnnn Photosynthetically Available Radiation (PARADN) Biospherical Instruments - QSP-2150
CP05MOAS-Annnn-05-ADCPAN000 0 to 600 meters Coastal AUV nnnn Velocity Profiler (600kHz) (ADCPAN) Teledyne RDI - Workhorse Navigator 600 kHz dual
CP05MOAS-GLnnn-02-FLORTM000 0 to 1,000 meters Coastal Glider nnn 3-Wavelength Fluorometer (FLORTM) WET Labs - ECO Puck FLBBCD-SLK
CP05MOAS-GLnnn-03-CTDGVM000 0 to 1,000 meters Coastal Glider nnn CTD (CTDGVM) Sea-Bird - SBE Glider Payload CTD (GP-CTD)
CP05MOAS-GLnnn-04-DOSTAM000 0 to 1,000 meters Coastal Glider nnn Dissolved Oxygen (DOSTAM) Aanderaa - Optode 4831
CP05MOAS-GLnnn-00-ENG000000 0 to 1,000 meters Coastal Glider nnn Mobile Asset Controller (ENG000) Teledyne Webb - G2 Slocum Gliders
CP05MOAS-GLnnn-05-PARADM000 0 to 1,000 meters Coastal Glider nnn Photosynthetically Available Radiation (PARADM) Biospherical Instruments - QSP-2155
CP05MOAS-GLnnn-01-ADCPAM000 0 to 1,000 meters Coastal Glider nnn Velocity Profiler (600kHz) (ADCPAM) Teledyne RDI - Explorer DVL 600 kHz