Five Bottom moorings were deployed and collected data for approximately five months between the fall 2015 and spring 2016. The bottom moorings were instrumented with bottom mounted ADCPs, which collected time series of u, v, and w currents at discrete depth levels of 1 m or finer. The mounts for the ADCP also had a CTD sensor to collect time series of bottom temperature.
Jeffrey Book, Sabrina M. Parra. 2017. Mixing Array Bottom Moorings from Fall 2015 to Spring 2016. Distributed by: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative (GRIIDC), Harte Research Institute, Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi. doi:10.7266/N79C6VGW
Current profiles were measured to understand the current circulation in the region throughout a 6 month period.
Data Parameters and Units:
Latitude (degrees), Longitude (degrees), Time (Matlab serial date number, number of days since January 0, 0000), Depth (m), Water velocity profiles u, v, and w (m/s), Bottom temperature (degrees C), Velocity error (m/s), Echo (counts), EIA (log(counts)), Correlation (counts), Percent good (%)