The Coastal Endurance Washington Shelf Surface Piercing Profiler Mooring is located on the Continental Shelf, approximately 87 meters deep. The Continental Shelf-Slope area off the Washington coast is a highly productive, dynamic upwelling environment. Upwelling brings nutrients to the surface sparking primary production and fueling the food web. In recent years, upwelling has also brought onto the shelf hypoxic, low oxygen, waters that can be harmful to organisms in the area. By sampling in this area, the OOI seeks to gain better insight into upwelling dynamics of this system.
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.
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|
|CE07SHSP-SP001-07-FLORTJ000||0 to 87 meters||Surface Piercing Profiler||3-Wavelength Fluorometer (FLORTJ)||WET Labs - ECO Triplet-w|
|CE07SHSP-SP001-08-CTDPFJ000||0 to 87 meters||Surface Piercing Profiler||CTD (CTDPFJ)||Sea-Bird - FastCAT 49 CTD|
|CE07SHSP-SP001-01-DOSTAJ000||0 to 87 meters||Surface Piercing Profiler||Dissolved Oxygen (DOSTAJ)||Aanderaa - Optode 4831|
|CE07SHSP-SP001-05-NUTNRJ000||0 to 87 meters||Surface Piercing Profiler||Nitrate (NUTNRJ)||Satlantic - SUNA V2|
|CE07SHSP-SP001-09-PARADJ000||0 to 87 meters||Surface Piercing Profiler||Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PARADJ)||WET Labs - ECO PAR|
|CE07SHSP-SP001-00-SPPENG000||0 to 87 meters||Surface Piercing Profiler||Profiler Controller (SPPENG)||WET Labs - AMP|
|CE07SHSP-SP001-02-VELPTJ000||0 to 87 meters||Surface Piercing Profiler||Single Point Velocity Meter (VELPTJ)||Nortek - Aquadopp HR|
|CE07SHSP-SP001-06-SPKIRJ000||0 to 87 meters||Surface Piercing Profiler||Spectral Irradiance (SPKIRJ)||Satlantic - OCR507 ICSW|
|CE07SHSP-SP001-04-OPTAAJ000||0 to 87 meters||Surface Piercing Profiler||Spectrophotometer (OPTAAJ)||WET Labs - AC-S|