Kerguelen Island Site History

History Summary

Station Name Kerguelen Island
Time Reference GMT (00-23 Hours)
Units dbars
Sample Interval Hourly
Contributors 1986 - 1988 Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, Joseph Proudman Building, Liverpool. U.K.
1989 - 1994 University of Grenoble, FRANCE.
Instrument Type 1986 - 1988 Paroscientific Digiquartz pressure transducer with temperature recorded.
1989 - 1994 Bottom mounted pressure sensor.

Site Locations

Observational Period Latitude Longitude Depth(m)
27Feb1986 - 17Dec1986 48° 51.50' S 070° 10.00' E 105
18Dec1986 - 18Dec1987 48° 51.50' S 070° 10.00' E 106
18Dec1987 - 15Dec1988 48° 51.50' S 070° 10.00' E 106
16Dec1988 - 31Dec1989 48° 51.60' S 070° 10.80' E 103
06Jul1993 - 20Oct1994 47° 39.60' S 069° 21.69' E 185

Datum of the pressure measurements is not maintained from one deployment to the next (see reference), depths given are approximate and pressures are relative. (Reference: Vassie et al., Journal of Geophysical Research, 99(C1), 937-949).

Quality Assessment

Mean and Long-term drift has been removed from the data for the deployments 1986-1988, however no attempt has been made to remove possible drift for deployments 1989-1994.

Period Comments
Feb 1986 - Dec 1986 Questionable data (149-152)May 29 - Jun 01, (212) Jul 31
Dec 1986 - Dec 1987 None
Dec 1987 - Dec 1988 None
Dec 1988 - Dec 1989 Questionable data (360) Dec 25 1988
Jul 1993 - Oct 1994 None