Metadata from Accession 5343


Experiment name:        Australian Coastal Exp
Principal Investigator: J.Church
Affiliation:            CSIRO
Mooring name:           NE 2
Mooring position:       33.190 deg S, 152.300 deg E
Instrument depth:       75   meters
Seafloor depth:         230  meters
Times:                  0200 15 Sep 1983 to 0000 13 Mar 1984
Time increment:         60 minutes
Instrument type:        Aanderaa RCM5


  parameter          min     mean      max    stddev    days

speed (cm/sec)       0.26    29.67    99.47   21.90    179.96
dir (deg true)       0.00   170.08   359.89  103.40    179.96
u (cm/sec)         -69.10    -4.64    52.01   20.21    179.96
v (cm/sec)         -85.69    -5.63    86.55   29.97    179.96
temp (deg C)        11.57    16.94    19.99    1.65    179.96


The speed sensor appears to have gone offscale during five high-speed
episodes:

    14 and 15 Dec 83 (lines 2173 - 2188)
    09 Jan 84 (lines 2789 - 2796)
    15 and 16 Jan 84 (lines 2927 - 2965)
    two very brief events during 30 and 31 Jan 84

On this type of occasion the sensor, which records analog values in the
range 0 - 1023, wraps around to low values. CSIRO appears to have simply
interpolated across these events. (A better plan would have been to add
1024 to the wrapped values and apply the usual calibration equation.)

The current meter recorded conductivity, but the conductivity series looks
so unusual, and has so many linear interpolations, that we doubt the
instrument was working correctly. This series has not been included here.

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