Metadata from Accession 5451


Experiment name:        Vents 97
Principal Investigator: unavailable
Affiliation:            PMEL
Mooring name:           97V102
Mooring position:       44.679 deg N, 130.350 deg W
Instrument depth:       2059 meters
Seafloor depth:         2221 meters
Times:                  2100 28 Sep 1997 to 0100 01 Aug 1998
Time increment:         60 minutes
Instrument type:        Aanderaa RCM


  parameter          min     mean      max    stddev    days

speed (cm/sec)       0.00     5.26    15.01    2.44    125.71
dir (deg true)       0.00   171.55   359.90  105.06    125.71
u (cm/sec)         -10.66     0.01    11.39    3.53    125.71
v (cm/sec)         -13.67    -0.39    13.50    4.59    125.71
temp (deg C)         1.85     1.89     1.92    0.01    306.21


This instrument's speed sensor failed after about 4 months. The last
good speed is at line 3017 (1300 01 Feb 98). There are a few short
episodes of zero speed  before that point that probably are indicative
of a failing sensor. Because we received the VENTS files in NODC's
unfortunate F015 format, which contains just the u and v current
components, we have no independent information about current direction.
Hence direction also ends at line 3017.

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