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Moored ADCP data on RAPID/MOCHA WB1 mooring, November 2015-March2017

Title

Mooring-based ADCP full ocean velocity data mounted on the RAPID/MOCHA mooring WB1 offshore of Great Abaco, Bahamas, in 1400 m water depth from November 2015-March 2017.

Author(s) Frajka-Williams E. (1); Evans D.G. (2)

(1) National Oceanography Centre, Southampton; (2) University of Southampton School of Ocean and Earth Science

Subject oceans
Abstract

The data contained within this dataset are mooring-based acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) observations of meridional and zonal velocity covering the entire water column in a water depth of approximately 1400 metres. The data are a combination of two 75 KHz ADCPs both mounted at 700 metres, one facing upwards and one facing downwards. The ADCPs are mounted on the existing RAPID/MOCHA Western Boundary 1 (WB1) mooring on the slope offshore of Great Abaco, Bahamas. The ADCPs were deployed on November 30, 2015 and recovered March 28, 2017. The MeRMEED project aimed to determine and quantify how the interaction between mesoscale eddies and the steep slope along ocean western boundaries affects the dissipation of mesoscale eddies in these regions. The data were collected as part of the project titled Mechanisms Responsible for Mesoscale Eddy Energy Dissipation (MeRMEED) run by Eleanor Frajka-Williams and Dafydd Gwyn Evans between 2015-2019, and was funded by NERC Discovery Science grant NE/N001745/1.

Temporal coverage 30 November 2015 - 28 March 2017
Spatial coverage North Atlantic Ocean
File format Delimited, Binary, Text or Plaintext
Language English
Discovery metadata record Link to the related European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED) record
Publisher British Oceanographic Data Centre, National Oceanography Centre, NERC, UK
Publication date 19 November 2020
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) doi:10.5285/b465b7f1-6cb0-73f8-e053-6c86abc0914f
Short DOI doi:10/fjpx
Citation text Frajka-Williams E.; Evans D.G.(2020). Mooring-based ADCP full ocean velocity data mounted on the RAPID/MOCHA mooring WB1 offshore of Great Abaco, Bahamas, in 1400 m water depth from November 2015-March 2017. British Oceanographic Data Centre, National Oceanography Centre, NERC, UK. doi:10/fjpx.