The Argentine Basin array has two identical Flanking Moorings that make up the equidistant sides of a triangle of Moorings (62 km) from the co-located Profiler and Surface Moorings. They are 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 Flanking Subsurface Moorings, the Argentine Basing Flanking Subsurface Moorings contain instruments fixed at specific depths along the mooring riser throughout the water column to a depth of 1,500 meters. The flotation buoy for these subsurface moorings is located 30 meters below the sea surface. As they have no surface expression, these moorings communicate and send data to shore via an acoustic link to nearby gliders.
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|
|GA03FLMA-RIS01-05-FLORTD000||30m||Mooring Riser||3-Wavelength Fluorometer (FLORTD)||WET Labs - ECO Triplet-w|
|GA03FLMA-RIM01-02-CTDMOG040||30m||Mooring Riser||CTD (30 m) (CTDMOG)||Sea-Bird - SBE 37IM|
|GA03FLMA-RIS01-03-DOSTAD000||30m||Mooring Riser||Dissolved Oxygen (DOSTAD)||Aanderaa - Optode 4831|
|GA03FLMA-RIS01-00-SIOENG000||30m||Mooring Riser||Platform Controller (SIOENG)||SIO - Subsurface mooring controller|
|GA03FLMA-RIS01-04-PHSENF000||30m||Mooring Riser||Seawater pH (PHSENF)||Sunburst - SAMI-pH|
|GA03FLMA-RIM01-02-CTDMOG041||40m||Mooring Riser||CTD (40 m) (CTDMOG)||Sea-Bird - SBE 37IM|
|GA03FLMA-RIM01-02-CTDMOG042||60m||Mooring Riser||CTD (60 m) (CTDMOG)||Sea-Bird - SBE 37IM|
|GA03FLMA-RIM01-02-CTDMOG043||90m||Mooring Riser||CTD (90 m) (CTDMOG)||Sea-Bird - SBE 37IM|
|GA03FLMA-RIM01-02-CTDMOG044||130m||Mooring Riser||CTD (130 m) (CTDMOG)||Sea-Bird - SBE 37IM|
|GA03FLMA-RIM01-02-CTDMOG045||180m||Mooring Riser||CTD (180 m) (CTDMOG)||Sea-Bird - SBE 37IM|
|GA03FLMA-RIM01-02-CTDMOG046||250m||Mooring Riser||CTD (250 m) (CTDMOG)||Sea-Bird - SBE 37IM|
|GA03FLMA-RIM01-02-CTDMOG047||350m||Mooring Riser||CTD (350 m) (CTDMOG)||Sea-Bird - SBE 37IM|
|GA03FLMA-RIM01-02-CTDMOG048||500m||Mooring Riser||CTD (500 m) (CTDMOG)||Sea-Bird - SBE 37IM|
|GA03FLMA-RIM01-02-ADCPSL003||500m||Mooring Riser||Velocity Profiler (75 kHz) (ADCPSL)||Teledyne RDI - WorkHorse LongRanger Sentinel 75khz - inductive|
|GA03FLMA-RIM01-02-CTDMOH049||750m||Mooring Riser||CTD (750 m) (CTDMOH)||Sea-Bird - SBE 37IM|
|GA03FLMA-RIM01-02-CTDMOH050||1,000m||Mooring Riser||CTD (1000 m) (CTDMOH)||Sea-Bird - SBE 37IM|
|GA03FLMA-RIM01-02-CTDMOH051||1,500m||Mooring Riser||CTD (1500 m) (CTDMOH)||Sea-Bird - SBE 37IM|
|GA03FLMA-RIM01-00-SIOENG000||1,510m||Mooring Riser||Platform Controller (SIOENG)||SIO - Subsurface mooring controller|