Metadata from Accession 6227


Experiment name:        EPOCS
Principal Investigator: unavailable
Affiliation:            WHOI
Mooring name:           ER3
Mooring position:        0.020 deg N, 110.355 deg W
Instrument depth:       309  meters
Seafloor depth:         3685 meters
Times:                  0000 30 Oct 1981 to 2000 16 Apr 1982
Time increment:         60 minutes
Instrument type:        unavailable


  parameter          min     mean      max    stddev    days

speed (cm/sec)       0.06    11.13    41.35    8.87    168.88
dir (deg true)       0.00   225.43   359.96   91.49    168.88
u (cm/sec)         -30.60    -4.36    27.99    9.37    168.88
v (cm/sec)         -41.21    -0.72    30.76    9.76    168.88
temp (deg C)         8.85    10.90    12.24    0.46    168.88


This record has many episodes, some of them several days long,
in which speed is pegged at about 2 cm/sec. This suggests that
2 cm/sec might be the instrument's stall speed. But there are
also some other speeds in the range [0, 2 cm/sec] - which leads
us to wonder whether the data originator may have interpolated
in u and v, thus creating speeds below the stall speed.

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