Metadata from Accession 5657


Experiment name:        AWI Antarctic moorings
Principal Investigator: E.Fahrbach
Affiliation:            Alfred Wegener Inst.
Mooring name:           FR-6
Mooring position:       74.702 deg S,  60.847 deg W
Instrument depth:       261  meters
Seafloor depth:         612  meters
Times:                  1400 16 Feb 1995 to 1000 12 May 1997
Time increment:         120 minutes
Instrument type:        Aanderaa RCM


  parameter          min     mean      max    stddev    days

speed (cm/sec)       1.49    14.50    61.09    8.72    815.92
dir (deg true)       0.00   198.24   359.61  107.37    815.92
u (cm/sec)         -41.64    -5.84    31.89    9.49    815.92
v (cm/sec)         -47.75    -1.17    36.15   12.68    815.92
temp (deg C)        -2.15    -1.96    -1.88    0.03    815.92
salinity (psu)      34.60    34.86    35.09    0.06    815.92


As with a number of other instruments in this mooring array,
values registered by the pressure sensor drifted lower during
the experiment, from about 405 db initially to about 200 db.
We have identified this as a sensor failure and have not
included pressure in this file.

The computed salinity, which depends on conductivity, pressure,
and temperature, may or may not have been affected by the bad
pressure values. (We do not know whether the bad pressures or
some other estimated pressure was used to compute salinity.)
Salinity remains in the file, but use it with caution.

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