TECHNICAL TRACKING SHEET
of Temperature, Salinity levels and marine currents using the ARGO beacons deployed during the BWR 2014-2015, Project of all 60 IMOCA participants
Points of deployment of 8 ARGO beacons during navigation of the Atlantic Ocean
Data and units
Temperature (ºC), Salinity of deep waters and marine currents
Automated and periodical collection of data and transmission on-line. At deployment into the water, the ARGO beacons behave much like real mini-submarines. They remain floating for about 10 hours until they automatically submerge themselves up to 1,000 meters deep, from which point they are swept away by the current for about 8-10 days. They then descend up to 2,000 meters and gradually ascend towards the surface. The ascent takes about 6 hours, during which time the sensors continually collect data on temperature and salinity levels. Upon emerging, they transmit the data via satellite and plunge back down, repeating the cycle over a period of 5-7 years.
Argo Beacon ARVOR/PROVOR 2 of NKE Instrumentation / Argo Neck Coriolis
Identification code and message
WMO ID 6901691 - Save the oceans (each beacon has its own identification; this one corresponds to the GAES)
The data will allows us to gain a deeper understanding in the global study of the structure of water masses of the oceans. The data is provided to oceanographic forecasting systems, as well as to the scientific community specializing in oceanography and climatology.
Georeferenced data every 10 days. Example of a salinity and temperature profile, in function of the depth of the Argo beacon WMO ID 6901691, deployed by GAES.
On-line progress reports on data
Data and tracking of the beacons
Deployment location of the beacons during the BWR http://barcelonaworldrace.geovoile.org/2015/
Trajectory and location of the beacons with information on the profiles (Google Earth)
Interpretación de los datos
|The results of the data report, based on the readings of the beacons, will be available on the web|
Project lead by JCOMMOP Observations Programmes Suport Centre, partnered with IOC-UNESCO and the OMW (World Meteorological Organization), and the GOOS program (Global Ocean Observing System).
Poster describing the project:
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