Apex Profiler Mooring

Reference Designator
GS02HYPM
Array Name
Global Southern Ocean
Description
Profiler Moorings are a type of mooring that contain instruments fixed to profilers that move up and down the water column. Profilers either track along the mooring riser (wire-following profilers), or are tethered to a mooring-mounted winch that pays out line allowing the profiler to move through the water (shallow profilers). Instruments may also be attached to the mooring riser or affixed to an underwater platform on these moorings.
Latitude
-54.469
Longitude
-89.319
Min Depth
150
Max Depth
4,800
Deployment Cruise Start Date Stop Date Mooring Asset Node Asset Sensor Asset Latitude Longitude Deployment Depth Water Depth
1 AT26-29 02/19/2015 12/25/2015 CGMGS-02HYPM-00001 -54.4683 -89.3684
2 NBP1511 12/15/2015 12/11/2016 CGMGS-02HYPM-00002 -54.4701 -89.24
3 NBP1610 11/30/2016 12/01/2017 CGMGS-02HYPM-00003 -54.4693 -89.3191
Metadata Start Date End Date Comment
GS02HYPM

I submitted a helpdesk question on 11/12/2018 regarding an offset between recovered and telemetered data for all global HYPMs: "There appears to be a substantial offset between data with the same timestamps from recovered_wfp and telemetered methods for all deployments of all global WFP CTDs, and I have included information from two representative deployments of two different profilers as examples. It looks like the values recorded for the first common timestamp are exactly the same, and as the profiler moves along in time the offset between the values recorded for the same timestamp become increasingly more offset. Then, the profiler reaches the end of the profile (either at its shallowest or deepest point), resets, and the pattern begins again. This is most easily seen in the pressure data, but there is an offset for all science parameters.

Examples:
GI02HYPM-WFP02-04-CTDPFL000 deployment 1
GP02HYPM-WFP02-04-CTDPFL000 deployment 3

The *_intersect.csv files attached contain data where recovered and telemetered timestamps intersect. For each timestamp and science parameter there are recorded values (from .nc files downloaded from the system) and the difference. For each parameter, the difference between the values at the bottom and top of the profiler's range are exactly zero, and (particularly for pressure) the differences steadily increase until they are reset at zero at the bottom/top of the profile. This pattern continues throughout the deployment. The plots attached are zoomed in to one upcast and one downcast, and highlight the offset in the data between the two methods."

Redmine 13743

By Lori Garzio, on 8/8/19

New Note

Metadata Start Date End Date Comment
GS02HYPM
2/19/15, 6:00 PM 12/25/15, 7:50 AM

Deployment 1: Due to delays on deck during deployment, the profiler's first dive began before the anchor was dropped. Once the dive started, the winch roller engaged and the profiler began its descent, which in this case meant winching back toward the boat/anchor. This may have damaged the winch mechanism or started the profiler into a non-standard deployment mode. The upper profiler (WFP02) indicated an error condition upon recovery, and a large number of profiles failed to log any CTD data. The lower profiler's battery voltage dropped rapidly near profile 300, which appears to have slowed down the profiling speed and increased the profile duration.

Id: 750 By: lgarzio

GS02HYPM
11/30/16, 2:29 PM 12/1/17, 7:01 AM

Deployment 3: Data were not transmitted via satellite telemetry.

Id: 377 By: lgarzio