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Title: Sustained Monitoring of the East Australian Current
Id: 2395
Investigator(s): Ken Ridgway
CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere - Hobart [details]

Bernadette Sloyan
CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere - Hobart [details]

Description: The East Australian Current (EAC) is a complex and highly energetic western boundary system in the south-western Pacific off eastern Australia. It provides both the western boundary of the South Pacific gyre and the linking element between the Pacific and Indian Ocean gyres. This voyage will deploy an array of full-depth current meter and property (CTD) moorings from the continental slope to the abyssal waters off Brisbane (26oS). At this location the EAC, north of the high eddy variability, the approaching its maximum strength and its flow is relatively uniform and coherent. The aim of this observing system is to capture the mean and time-varying flow of the EAC. This a component of IMOS, and will provide an intensive reference set of measurements of the EAC flow over sustained period for monitoring EAC transport, improved understanding of relationship of EAC and the South Pacific gyre and impact of the coastal marine ecosystem, and validation and interpretation of the current system in numerous climate and ocean models. The mooring array is located on the existing long-term XBT transects, satellite altimetry and glider tracks. The EAC deep mooring array will be complemented by a Queensland- IMOS operated inshore mooring array on the continental shelf region
Years: 2012
Remarks: ANDRES 20200110: THIS PROJECT IS DEPRECATED, CONSOLIDATED BY PROJECT 2463 "Integrated Marine Observing System: monitoring of East Australian Current property transports at 27 degrees South (multi-year)"

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