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).
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|