Dataset: Myrmidon Reef currents and sea level data, Great Barrier Reef (1985)


Description

An array of oceanographic instruments was deployed at six stations in the vicinity of Myrmidon Reef between January 1985 and May 1985. A tide gauge was deployed at Arab Reef, south west of Myrmidon Reef (MYR1). Three tide gauges were deployed on Myrmidon Reef (MYR2, MYR3, MYR4). Two current meters were deployed on a single mooring to the west of Myrmidon Reef (MYR5) and two current meters were deployed on a single mooring to the south of Myrmidon Reef (MYR6).

Deployment Details:
Station: MYR1
Instrument: Aanderaa WLR #435 (with temperature)
Instrument Depth (m): 20
Date Deployed: 18/1/85
Date Recovered: 21/4/85
Sampling Interval: 30 minutes

Station: MYR2
Instrument: Seadata TDR #196 (with temperature)
Instrument Depth (m): 9
Date Deployed: 19/1/85
Date Recovered: 3/5/85
Sampling Interval: 30 minutes

Station: MYR3
Instrument: Aanderaa WLR #599 (no temperature)
Instrument Depth (m): 15
Date Deployed: 20/1/85
Date Recovered: 3/5/85
Sampling Interval: 30 minutes

Station: MYR4
Instrument: Seadata TDR #144 (with temperature)
Instrument Depth (m): 2
Date Deployed: 20/1/85
Date Recovered: 3/5/85
Sampling Interval: 30 minutes

Station: MYR5
Instrument: Top - Aanderaa RCM4 #4325 (with temperature, depth)
Instrument Depth (m): 36
Instrument: Bottom - Aanderaa RCM4 #4327 (with temperature, depth)
Instrument Depth (m): 76
Date Deployed: 19/1/85
Date Recovered: 5/5/85
Sampling Interval: 30 minutes

Station: MYR6
Instrument: Top - Aanderaa RCM4 #6021 (with temperature, depth)
Instrument Depth (m): 35
Instrument: Bottom - Aanderaa RCM4 #7370 (with temperature, conductivity)
Instrument Depth (m): 50
Date Deployed: 20/1/85
Date Recovered: 3/5/85
Sampling Interval: 30 minutes

Wind data, recorded at 30 minute intervals, was obtained from the AIMS weather station at Rib Reef. Missing data was calculated from the twice daily recordings at the Bureau of Meteorology's Pine Island Lighthouse.

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