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Apex Profiler Mooring (GA02HYPM)

The Argentine Basin Apex Profiler Mooring is co-located with Apex Surface Mooring.  Additionally, at the Argentine Basin site are two identical Flanking Subsurface that make up the equidistant sides of a triangle of Moorings (62 km) from the co-located Profiler and Surface Moorings. The Profiler Mooring is located in 5,200 meters of water along the Brazil Current in the South Atlantic. 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 Argentine Basin 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 Argentine Basin 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 (310-2,445 meters and 2,470-4605 meters deep).

Site Diagram

Water Depth
5,200 meters

Site Location
42.9781°S, 42.4957°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
GA02HYPM-MPM01-02-ZPLSGA009 150m Mooring Riser Bio-acoustic Sonar (Global) (ZPLSGA) ASL Environmental Sciences - AZFP
GA02HYPM-MPM01-02-ZPLSGA010 150m Mooring Riser Bio-acoustic Sonar (Global) (ZPLSGA) ASL Environmental Sciences - AZFP
GA02HYPM-RIM01-02-CTDMOG039 164m Mooring Riser CTD (CTDMOG) Sea-Bird - SBE 37IM
GA02HYPM-WFP02-01-FLORDL000 310 to 2,573 meters Wire-Following Profiler Upper 2-Wavelength Fluorometer (FLORDL) WET Labs - FLBBRTD
GA02HYPM-WFP02-05-VEL3DL000 310 to 2,573 meters Wire-Following Profiler Upper 3-D Single Point Velocity Meter (VEL3DL) Falmouth Scientific - ACM-Plus
GA02HYPM-WFP02-04-CTDPFL000 310 to 2,573 meters Wire-Following Profiler Upper CTD (CTDPFL) Sea-Bird - SBE 52MP
GA02HYPM-WFP02-03-DOSTAL000 310 to 2,573 meters Wire-Following Profiler Upper Dissolved Oxygen (DOSTAL) Aanderaa - Optode 4330
GA02HYPM-WFP02-00-WFPENG000 310 to 2,573 meters Wire-Following Profiler Upper Profiler Controller (WFPENG) McLane - MMP
GA02HYPM-WFP03-01-FLORDL000 2,600 to 5,023 meters Wire-Following Profiler Lower 2-Wavelength Fluorometer (FLORDL) WET Labs - FLBBRTD
GA02HYPM-WFP03-05-VEL3DL000 2,600 to 5,023 meters Wire-Following Profiler Lower 3-D Single Point Velocity Meter (VEL3DL) Falmouth Scientific - ACM-Plus
GA02HYPM-WFP03-04-CTDPFL000 2,600 to 5,023 meters Wire-Following Profiler Lower CTD (CTDPFL) Sea-Bird - SBE 52MP
GA02HYPM-WFP03-03-DOSTAL000 2,600 to 5,023 meters Wire-Following Profiler Lower Dissolved Oxygen (DOSTAL) Aanderaa - Optode 4330
GA02HYPM-WFP03-00-WFPENG000 2,600 to 5,023 meters Wire-Following Profiler Lower Profiler Controller (WFPENG) McLane - MMP
GA02HYPM-RIM01-00-SIOENG000 5,034m Mooring Riser Platform Controller (SIOENG) SIO - Subsurface mooring controller