Metadata from Accession 6279


Experiment name:        GMPO
Principal Investigator: unavailable
Affiliation:            SAIC
Mooring name:           EE
Mooring position:       27.468 deg N,  91.993 deg W
Instrument depth:       725  meters
Seafloor depth:         845  meters
Times:                  1730 05 Apr 1987 to 1900 31 Oct 1988
Time increment:         30 minutes
Instrument type:        Aanderaa RCM


  parameter          min     mean      max    stddev    days

speed (cm/sec)       1.43     6.51    31.93    4.62    575.08
dir (deg true)       2.03   218.04   358.64   78.72    575.08
u (cm/sec)         -28.54    -4.17    11.87    5.58    575.08
v (cm/sec)         -17.56    -1.77     9.41    3.47    575.08
temp (deg C)         5.62     6.16     6.93    0.22    575.08


The initial 216.6 days of speed and direction were not credible
and have been removed. The first good speed is at line 10396
(0700 08 Nov 1987). Of the remaining speeds, about 21% were at
or below the instrument's threshold and have been recorded as 1.5
cm/sec (the threshold value). We believe this file was pieced
together from two distinct records made at the same depth, the
first of which ran from 5 Apr 1987 to 7 Nov 1987, and the second
from 8 Nov 1987 to 31 Oct 1988. The second current meter was an
Aanderaa RCM which provided good data and the first was some
other type of instrument whose temperatures were reasonable
(and have been retained) but whose speed and direction were
extremely noisy and of little value.

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