Report of the

U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank

Science Meeting

18 - 20 November 2003, Rhode Island


Cover Page




Presentation Abstracts

Poster Presentations

Appendix I: Agenda

Appendix II: List of Participants

Appendix III: List of Planned Publications

U.S. GLOBEC Long-Term Moored Array Data

J. Irish1, M. Caruso1, R. Limeburner1, R. Beardsley1, K. Brink1

1Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543

As part of the U.S. GLOBEC Northwest Atlantic/Georges Bank program, a long-term moored array was deployed and maintained on Georges Bank as part of the broad-scale survey component to help measure the long-term variability of both physical and biological characteristics on the Bank. The array consisted of a primary mooring site on the southern flank (SF) which was maintained for the full 5-year duration of the field program, plus secondary moorings, with fewer sensors and of shorter duration, in the well-mixed water on the crest (CR) and in the cod/haddock spawning region on the Northeast Peak (NEP). Temperature and conductivity (salinity) were measured at 5-m intervals, ADCP horizontal velocity profiles were obtained with 1-m vertical resolution, and bio-optical packages which measured fluoroescence, optical transmission and photosynthetically active radiation were deployed at 10-m and 40-m depths on selected moorings. The moored array data have now been reprocessed with final calibration checks and put i nto a standard file structure organized by mooring site, measurement depth and start date. The time series data are stored in MatLab mat-files with ASCII metadata files on the WHOI ftp site. This database also includes data from the 1995 Stratification Study moored array and the BIO long-term moored array component for completeness. This poster describes the composition and organization of the final moored array data set and provides directions on how to access this data via ftp using the Internet.