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     Real time data of the RAPID MOC monitoring array at 26.5°N

Florida Current Transport Project

Information about the Florida Current Transport Project can be found here.

Locations of the submarine telephone cables.
© Locations of the submarine telephone cables.

To estimate the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation from the RAPID MOC mooring array it is necessary to include measurements of the Florida Current. This has been measured since 1982 through the opportunistic use of a disused submarine telephone cable that runs between Miami and the island of Grand Bahama. By measuring the voltage across the cable it is possible to determine the flow of water through the Florida Straits. For more information on the Florida Current Transport Project please visit the project web site.

Data from the Florida Current cable and sections are made freely available to the public on the project web site. The project scientists would appreciate it if you added the following acknowledgment to any publications that use these data:

"The Florida Current cable and section data are made freely available on the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory web page (http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/floridacurrent/) and are funded by the NOAA Office of Climate Observations."

Schematic showing the theory of the cable measurements.
© Schematic showing the theory of the cable measurements.

The project scientists would also appreciate it if you informed them of any publications or presentations that you prepare using these data. Continued funding of this project depends on justification to NOAA (and hence the US Congress) of the usefulness of these data. The contacts for this project are Chris Meinen and Molly Baringer.

 
Visit the official RAPID web site
Visit the official RAPID MOC web site