RMRP 1995

Experiment Location

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




During 1995, the University of Maine deployed two inverse-catenary moorings, one within the 100 meter isobath (COAS-2) and one within the 200 meter isobath (JORD-2). 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. The seacats were attached at depths of 13, 40, and 85 meters on COAS-2 and at depths of 75, 125. and 191 meters on JORD-2. The moorings were deployed on the RV ARGO MAINE in June 1995. The JORD-2 mooring was trawled on 8 July and was recovered on 10 July. The COAS-2 mooring developed doppler battery problems and the mooring was recovered and redeployed with a new doppler on 8 August. Doppler data from COAS-2 is available from 8 August through 10 September 1995 when the mooring was recovered. The mooring locations are as follows:

BUOYDataLatitudeLongitude DepthDeploy. DateRecov.DateComments
COAS-2 Vel,T/S 44° 17.09´N 067° 40.72´W 94m 23 Jun 199510 Sep 1995 OK
JORD-2 Vel,T/S 43° 57.17´N 067° 44.72´W 194 m 23 Jun 199510 Jul 1995Trawled 8 July.

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