Current meter records from the
Sub-Antarctic Zone (SAZ) Project

Click here to download a zip archive that contains the current meter records. To see metadata and statistics click on the links in the rightmost column below. Click here to see a map of the area and here to move up one level.

These data were provided by the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre. In transcribing them to our format we have modified the RCM8 data so that all variables - u, v, temperature, and pressure - occur at the same time points. (In the original files u and v were positioned half a measurement cycle ahead of temperature and pressure. We averaged successive pairs of u and v to move them ahead a half cycle.)

The instrument depths shown below are those given in the original data files. You will find that most of them are quite different from the depths one would infer from the pressure records. We have no information on how the depths were obtained.

It may be of interest that WOCE's SCM3 current meter moorings during 1991 - 1997 were in the same general area as mooring SAZ51.

mooring
name
latloninstr depth
(meters)
water depth
(meters)
instr typedatesview
metadata
SAZ47-1 -46.759 142.070 2076 4540 Aanderaa RCM5 19 Sep 97 - 07 Mar 98 metadata
SAZ47-1 -46.759 142.070 3872 4540 Aanderaa RCM5 19 Sep 97 - 07 Mar 98 metadata
SAZ51-1 -51.001 141.738 3112 3780 Aanderaa RCM5 17 Sep 97 - 20 Mar 98 metadata
SAZ54-1 -53.747 141.758 753 2170 Aanderaa RCM8 17 Sep 97 - 16 Mar 98 metadata
SAZ54-1 -53.747 141.758 1502 2170 Aanderaa RCM5 17 Sep 97 - 16 Mar 98 metadata
SAZ47-2 -46.759 142.090 904 4320 Aanderaa RCM5 11 Mar 98 - 24 Aug 98 metadata
SAZ47-2 -46.759 142.090 1885 4320 Aanderaa RCM5 11 Mar 98 - 29 Aug 98 metadata
SAZ47-2 -46.759 142.090 3664 4320 Aanderaa RCM8 11 Mar 98 - 10 Feb 99 metadata
SAZ54-2 -53.748 141.754 833 2260 Aanderaa RCM5 22 Mar 98 - 04 Oct 98 metadata
SAZ54-2 -53.748 141.754 1582 2260 Aanderaa RCM8 22 Mar 98 - 13 Feb 99 metadata
SAZ47-3 -46.783 142.099 953 4400 Aanderaa RCM5 18 Jul 99 - 02 Sep 00 metadata
SAZ47-3 -46.783 142.099 3715 4400 Aanderaa RCM8 18 Jul 99 - 06 Oct 00 metadata
SAZ54-3 -53.749 141.754 831 2280 Aanderaa RCM8 20 Jul 99 - 17 Sep 00 metadata
SAZ54-3 -53.749 141.754 1595 2280 Aanderaa RCM8 20 Jul 99 - 17 Sep 00 metadata
SAZ47-4 -46.908 142.039 1209 4600 Aanderaa RCM8 07 Oct 00 - 19 Mar 01 metadata
SAZ47-4 -46.908 142.039 1232 4600 Aanderaa RCM8 07 Oct 00 - 02 Nov 01 metadata
SAZ47-4 -46.908 142.039 2191 4600 Aanderaa RCM8 07 Oct 00 - 02 Nov 01 metadata
SAZ54-4 -53.744 141.756 642 2120 Aanderaa RCM8 12 Oct 00 - 12 Nov 01 metadata
SAZ54-4 -53.744 141.756 1436 2120 Aanderaa RCM8 12 Oct 00 - 06 Jul 01 metadata
SAZ54-5 -53.741 141.763 656 2040 Aanderaa RCM8 14 Nov 01 - 12 Nov 02 metadata
SAZ54-5 -53.741 141.763 1406 2040 Aanderaa RCM5 14 Nov 01 - 12 Nov 02 metadata
SAZ61-5 -60.741 139.900 2030 4393 Aanderaa RCM5 20 Nov 01 - 26 Oct 02 metadata
SAZ54-6 -53.736 141.765 807 2050 Aanderaa RCM5 12 Nov 02 - 15 Sep 03 metadata
SAZ54-6 -53.736 141.765 1416 2050 Aanderaa RCM8 12 Nov 02 - 15 Sep 03 metadata
SAZ47-7 -46.825 141.645 652 4635 Aanderaa RCM8 13 Sep 03 - 06 Oct 04 metadata
SAZ47-7 -46.825 141.645 1148 4635 Aanderaa RCM8 13 Sep 03 - 06 Oct 04 metadata
SAZ54-7 -53.729 141.749 1021 2205 Aanderaa RCM8 17 Sep 03 - 11 Oct 04 metadata
SAZ47-9A -46.800 141.844 1237 4663 Aanderaa RCM8 04 Dec 05 - 02 Apr 06 metadata
SAZ54-9 -53.736 141.768 857 2039 Aanderaa RCM8 06 Dec 05 - 04 Oct 06 metadata
SAZ54-10 -53.739 141.769 872 2060 Aanderaa RCM8 05 Oct 06 - 02 Dec 07 metadata
SAZ45-11 -44.792 145.639 1167 3636 Aanderaa RCM8 04 Oct 08 - 23 Sep 09 metadata
SAZ47-12 -46.833 141.657 1232 4599 Aanderaa RCM8 28 Sep 09 - 09 Sep 10 metadata

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