RMRP 1994

Experiment Location

This experiment primarily focused its efforts on the coastal and near-coastal waters of the Gulf of Maine.




The University of Maine deployed three inverse-catenary moorings, one within the 100 meter isobath (COAS-1) and two within the 200 meter isobath (JORD-1 and TRUX-1). These moorings were designed to sample the water column at discrete time intervals and average the data to half-hourly values using 150 kHz ADCPs manufactured by R.D. Instruments, Inc. Seabird Seacat T/S instruments were attached to the mooring wire near the surface at 3 depths on each mooring and sampled at a rate of one sample every 5 minutes. COAS-1 seacats were attached at depths of 5, 40, and 80 meters. TRUX-1 and JORD-1 seacats were located at 75, 125, and 178 meters. The moorings were deployed on the RV ARGO MAINE in April 1994. The surface floats broke free on TRUX-1 and JORD-1 during the first month and were later recovered. The FV CORSAIR recovered COAS-1 and the bottom portions of JORD-1 and TRUX-1 in June 1994. The mooring locations are as follows:

BUOYDataLatitudeLongitude DepthDeploy. DateRecov.DateComments
COAS-1 Vel,T/S 44° 17.24´N 067° 40.92´W 94m 03 Apr 199405 Jun 1994 OK
TRUX-1 Vel,T/S 43° 04.62´N 067° 34.86´W 193m 04 Apr 199405 Jun 1994Float broke free during 1st month
JORD-1 Vel,T/S 43° 57.17´N 067° 44.86´W 194 m 04 Apr 199405 Jun 1994Float broke free during 1st month

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