Spectrophotometer

Reference Designator
CE01ISSM-MFD37-01-OPTAAD000
Review Status
Review Complete
Note
The OPTAA data were run through the automated QC tests, but were not reviewed visually. Plots are provided in the “Review Images” section only for wavelengths on/near 676nm.
Depth
25m
Class
OPTAA (Absorption Spectrophotometer)
Make / Model
WET Labs / AC-S

Dataset Reviews Last processed: 5/30/19, 6:26 PM

QC Check Info
Dep. Preferred Method Stream DD FD SG EG Gaps GD TS Rate (s) Pressure Comp. Time Order Valid Data Missing Data Data Comp. Missing Coords. Review
1 recovered_host 122 23 0 98 1 1 79,872 25 / 1 2 Complete
2 recovered_host 185 75 0 95 2 14 716,862 25 / 3 1 2 Complete
3 recovered_host 127 109 0 3 2 15 1,079,678 25 / 3 1 2 Complete
7 recovered_host 177 177 0 0 0 0 1,785,583 25 / 3 1 2 Complete
Data Ranges Review Images

Test Notes

  1. no comparison: timestamps do not match
  2. missing: ['pressure']
  3. pass unique test - ascending not tested

Data Coverage

Deployment: 1237
19%41%86%100%

Lat/Lon Differences (km)

Deployment: 1237
1 0.00
2 0.000.00
3 0.080.080.00
7 0.240.240.220.00

System Annotations

Metadata Start Date End Date Comment
CE01ISSM-MFD37-01-OPTAAD000
4/17/14, 4:45 PM

Per vendor feedback, the first 1-2 min of each OPTAA instrument sampling period should be considered suspect. Signal drift can occur as the instrument warms up, flushes with seawater, and the filter wheel spins up. Users are encouraged to delete the first minute of data, at a minimum, from each measurement burst and then calculate a median average of the remaining data from the burst before working further with the OPTAA data.

Id: 2095 By: wingardc

CE01ISSM
4/17/14, 4:45 PM 9/30/16, 8:00 PM

All of the inshore surface moorings suffer from an issue called the 'top of the day problem.' A race condition exists in the CPM firmware when transferring daily log files harvested from the various sub-components in a buoy system (e.g. DCL16, CPM3, DCL35, etc) over the Iridium RUDICS connection. The primary CPM rsync's data files from the various sub-components to a central data directory. The first time a daily file is created/copied into that directory (usually shortly after midnight), a compressed copy of the file is created and that compressed file is queued up in a separate text file for transmission to shore. The transfer routine reads that text file and processes the files from that list in order from top to bottom. Once that compressed file is transferred to shore, no further updates for that file are sent to shore. Meanwhile, the CPM continues to rsync data from the different sub-components, updating the original daily log file. The net result is that data is accumulating in the daily log file for an instrument, but we may see only one record (or none) depending on when the rsync job occurred and the compressed file was created and staged for transfer to shore. This affects telemetered data only.

Id: 868 By: michaesm

CE01ISSM
8/7/16, 8:00 PM 10/3/16, 8:00 PM

Correcting the iridium data telemetry issues, permitting full telemetry of data files, resulting in greater power consumption than anticipated. Result is power level of the battery pack has dropped below operational limits and subsystems can no longer power instruments. Shutting the mooring down, and placing in a low power maintenance mode.

Id: 869 By: michaesm
Flag: not_operational Exclude: No

CE01ISSM-MFD37-01-OPTAAD000
9/30/16, 8:00 PM 4/30/17, 8:00 PM

Instrument not deployed during Fall 2016 cruise because its refurbishment was not complete before the cruise.

Id: 853 By: michaesm
Flag: not_operational Exclude: No

CE01ISSM
12/11/16, 7:00 PM 5/30/17, 8:00 PM

On Monday, Mon Dec 12 15:30:00 2016, stopped receiving any data from CTDBP3. No indication as to possible cause.

Id: 870 By: michaesm
Flag: not_operational Exclude: No

CE01ISSM
2/5/17, 7:00 PM 4/30/17, 8:00 PM

The buoy and mfn battery voltages have been drawn down faster than expected. Have shutdown further power to DCL16, DCL17, CPM3, and DCL37 (DCL35 failed several weeks ago). This takes the following instruments offline:
DCL16
CTDBP + DOSTA (probably internally recording)
FLORTNUTNR (probably internally recording)
PHSEN (probably internally recording)
PCO2W (probably internally recording)
OPTAA
SPKIR
VELPT (probably internally recording)

DCL17
MOPAK
CTDBP + FLORT
VELPT (probably internally recording)
ACOMM
DCL35
ADCPT (probably internally recording)
PCO2W (probably internally recording)
PHSEN (probably internally recording)
PRESF (probably internally recording)
VEL3D (probably internally recording)
DCL37
CTDBP + DOSTA (probably internally recording)
OPTAA
ZPLSC (probably internally recording)

Id: 871 By: michaesm
Flag: not_available Exclude: No

CE01ISSM-MFD37-01-OPTAAD000
Method: telemetered
12/12/19, 9:27 AM

The OPTAA data indicate that the sensor may be fouled. Counts for Channel A Raw Signal have sprodically been dropping to zero.

Id: 1867 By: politank
Flag: suspect Exclude: No

CE01ISSM-MFD37
Method: telemetered
1/11/20, 1:45 PM

During a large storm event on 2020-01-11, the surface buoy and NSIF broke free and went adrift. As a result, telemetry from the data loggers and instrumentation on the seafloor platform has ceased. We expect the system to continue autonomous operations and hope to download data from the data loggers and instruments after the seafloor platform is recoverd in the spring of 2020.

Id: 1896 By: wingardc
Flag: not_available Exclude: No

Review Notes

Metadata Start Date End Date Comment
CE01ISSM-MFD37-01-OPTAAD000

According to Roesler and Barnard (Optical proxy for phytoplankton biomass in the absence of photophysiology: Rethinking the absorption line height, Methods in Oceanography, 2013), “absorption meters are highly prone to biofouling, particularly biofilms which not only attenuate the collimated beam but also impact the scattering properties of the optical surfaces and tubes. In productive coastal waters biofouling can have significant impacts (i.e. 10% of the signal) within one to two weeks”.

By Lori Garzio, on 6/21/19

CE01ISSM-MFD37-01-OPTAAD000

There is no pressure variable in the .nc files. This should be a coordinate.

By Lori Garzio, on 6/21/19

CE01ISSM-MFD37-01-OPTAAD000

The missing data at the end of deployments 1 and 2 (98 and 95 days) should be annotated.

By Lori Garzio, on 6/24/19

CE01ISSM-MFD37-01-OPTAAD000
Deployment: 1

optical_absorption and beam_attenuation are arrays of all fill values. According to the computed_provenance in the provenance.json file, practical salinity and temp are missing from the ctdbp_cdef_dcl_instrument_recovered data stream.

By Lori Garzio, on 6/24/19

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