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Discover new mooring data

  • December 2017
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The SOOS mooring data rescue effort is showing great results in terms of extracting historic data from the hard drives of researchers and placing it into public data repositories. The full list of moorings in the SOOS Southern Ocean Mooring Network can be found on SOOSmap or the mooring page of our website.

SOOS intern, David Pasquale, is taking mooring datasets in their native formats, translating them into CF-compliant NetCDF files, and making them available for you to download from the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).

 

Fig 1: The SOOS Southern Ocean Mooring Network. Red squares show the moorings for which we have recently published data. Grey circles show all the Southern Ocean moorings in our network.

So far he’s cleaned up data from more than 60 deployments collected by researchers in Italy, Sweden, New Zealand and the USA. Most of the data are online at NCEI and the rest will be added soon.

Do you have colleagues sitting on their old mooring data? Perhaps they haven’t had time or the incentive to get it published. Perhaps it’s on their to-do list. Please put them in touch with our data officer, Pip Bricher (data[at]soos.aq) so that we can help get it published.

 

Description Dates Region Data Owner Institution Nation Link to data
Sediment trap and
physical parameters
2010-12 Amundsen
Sea
Sharon
Stammerjohn
INSTAAR USA Data >>
Temperature and
pressure
measurements
from four logging stations
2010-11 King George
Island 
Piotr
Kuklinski 

Institute of
Oceanology,
Polish Academy
of Sciences

 
Poland  Data >> 

Temperature, salinity
and oxygen data
from CTDs

 
2010-11  Amundsen 
and Ross 
Sea 
Anna Wahlin 

University of
Gothenburg Department
of Marine Science

 
Sweden  Data >> 

Temperature, current,
and other
physical parameters

1998-11 Terra Nova
Bay, Ross
Sea
Giorgio
Budillon
University of
Parthenope
Italy Data >>
Fluorescence 
parameters
2001-06 Ross Sea Walker Smith Virginia Institute
of Marine Science
USA Data >>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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