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Tropical Global Ocean Atmosphere


Field Work:

The University of South Florida (USF), College of Marine Science contribution to the Tropical Ocean - Global Atmosphere (TOGA) monitoring array has been the deployment spanning 8 years, at 0°,170°W, of a mooring containing a R.D. Instruments Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP).

Two different ADCP mooring types were deployed at this site. In years 1-5 and 7-8, an upward looking 150 kHz ADCP was deployed. During year 6 we tested a "PROTEUS" style mooring designed by the NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Labratory (PMEL). This test mooring consisted of a downward looking 150 kHz ADCP that would telemeter home daily averages of the data collected.


Diagrams of the moorings deployed by USF at 0°,170°W
Upward looking 150 kHz ADCP


View Contour plots of data from 0°,170°W filtered to remove oscillations with time scales shorter than 10 days
View 1988-1989 contours View 1989-1990 contours
View 1990-1991 contours View 1991-1992 contours
View 1992-1993 contours View 1993-1994 contours
View 1994-1995 contours



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