Metadata from Accession 9237


Experiment name:        Fram Strait
Principal Investigator: E.Fahrbach/G.Rohardt/U.Schauer
Affiliation:            Alfred Wegener Inst.
Mooring name:           F3-8
Mooring position:       78.839 deg N,   7.992 deg E
Instrument depth:       1006 meters
Seafloor depth:         1011 meters
Times:                  1400 18 Aug 2005 to 0600 21 Aug 2006
Time increment:         120 minutes
Instrument type:        unavailable


  parameter          min     mean      max    stddev    days

speed (cm/sec)       0.29    11.56    60.71    8.16    367.75
dir (deg true)       0.00   176.87   359.75  124.68    367.75
u (cm/sec)         -24.95    -0.29    29.60    5.85    367.75
v (cm/sec)         -37.19     4.25    58.64   12.15    367.75
temp (deg C)        -0.92    -0.79     0.03    0.13    367.75
pressure (db)     1020.80  1027.75  1031.60    2.69    367.75


At line 843 (1800 27 Oct 2005) the pressure series shows a change
of register - an increase - of about 6 meters, as if the mooring had
slid deeper. The same change occurs in the pressure record from the
instrument above this one, at the same time. Coincidentally (?) this
is exactly when the data from the shallowesst instrument ends. Possibly
the top of the mooring was lost and the two deepest instruments sank
about 6 meters because of a loss of buoyancy.

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