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ESTOC 2010-2011

2011

It is planned to test and deploy a mooring early in 2011. THe mooring will be similar to design used in 2010, illustrated in the Description page.

Real-Time Data

Real-time data was sent from the ESTOC mooring for several months in 2010. Click HERE to jump down the page to view graphs of the data.

CTDs

The ESTOC site has been visited throughout the year, and CTD dips made and sapmples taken. Below are graghs of the CTD data.

Temperature

Salinity

Oxygen

Chlorophyll

06 September 2010

November 2010

An aerial photograph had confirmed that the ESTOC surface buoy was on station but had been catastrophically damaged. This explained the failure of message transmission after 16th July 2010. It was hoped that the subsurface sensors would still be in place, but no vessel was available to service the mooring. On the 8th November the suface ODAS buoy was found to be adrift, which unfortunately means that all the subsea sensors, with their delayed-mode data, are lost.
Inspection of the ODAS buoy revealed that it had been deliberately vandalised and metal parts sawn off. The mooring line may also have been damaged by the vandals.
08 April 2010

The mooring at ESTOC has been deployed. Below are initial graphs to check the functioning of the equipment.
These graphs will updated weekly with near real-time data and they will be further updated when the data has been quality controlled.

The latest data received from the ESTOC site was recorded on
Friday, 16-Jul-2010 06:24:00 utc

Click Here to view a pdf in Spanish and English which summarises the range of observations made at ESTOC 1994 to 2009

Click Here to view a pdf in Spanish and English of a EuroSITES information sheet

Sea Temperature

Graph of Sea Temperature

Sea Temperature

Graph of Sea Temperature



Salinity

Graph of Salinity

Salinity

Graph of Salinity



Carbon Dioxide



Carbon Dioxide



pH



Oxygen



PAR





Chlorophyll



Turbidity





Current

Graph of Average Current shown as arrows

Eastward Current component



Northward Current component



Air Pressure

Graph of Atmospheric Pressure

Air Temperature

Graph of Air Temperature



Air Pressure

Graph of Atmospheric Pressure

Air Temperature





Wind

Graph of Average Wind Speed shown as arrows

Wind Speed

Graph of Average Wind Speed

Wind Direction

Graph of Wind Direction

Wind Speed



Wind Direction

Graph of Wind Direction

Relative Humidity









 

 

If you use EuroSITES data in publications please acknowledge the EuroSITES Project . Also, we would appreciate receiving a preprint and/or reprint of publications utilizing these data for inclusion in the EuroSITES bibliography. These publications should be sent to:
  EuroSITES Data Manager
National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
Waterfront Campus, European Way
Southampton SO14 3ZH
UK
 

 


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EuroSITES is a FP7 Collaborative Project coordinated by the
National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK
 

Call FP7-ENV-2007-1, grant agreement N 202955
Sub-Activity 6.4.1. Earth Observation; Monitoring the ocean interior, seafloor, and subseafloor

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