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ORSOO measurements are made at a number of locations throughout the world.  Select the region of interest to see details regarding the instruments used, types of measurements made, locations, time periods, and measurement depths.  Further details and access to the data can be found by selecting the measurement of interest.

Southern Ocean | Hawaii | California | Oregon | Washington | Alaska | Chile

 

Instruments Depth Measurements Data Period Frequency Last Update
Southern Ocean (60oS, 170oW)
moorings: optical 50 m downwelling irradiance Oct 97 - Mar 98 continuous records
(every 6 minutes)
Sep 22 99
moorings: physical 70 m current
temperature
pressure
conductivity
salinity
Oct 97 - Mar 98 continuous records
(every 3 minutes)
Sep 24 99
optical drifters surface downwelling irradiance
upwelling radiance
location
water temperature
Dec 94 - Jan 95
Sep 96 - Mar 97
Nov 97 - Jun 98
Jan 02 - Aug 02
continuous records
(hourly; average of
measurements made
every 100 s)
Aug 27 02
physical drifters surface location
water temperature
Nov 97 - Jun 98 continuous records
(hourly)
Sep 28 99
TSRB surface downwelling irradiance
upwelling radiance
water temperature
Oct 97 - Nov 97
Jan 98         
measurements on 9
days for an hour each
(at 6Hz)
Dec 17 04
HPLC pigments surface taxonomic marker pigments Jan 98 discrete samples
while underway
(every 2 hours)
Sep 20 99
satellite chlorophyll * surface chlorophyll concentration
(9 km resolution)
Oct 97 - Jun 98 daily Jul 14 00
satellite sea surface temperature
surface sea surface temperature
(9 km resolution)
Aug 96 - May 98 weekly Nov 01 99
sea ice coverage ** surface sea ice coverage
(9 km resolution)
Nov 96 - Mar 98 daily Sep 16 99
front locations
surface front locations from
sea surface temperature
1987 - 1999 mean position from
weekly SST images
Aug 01 00
imagery (1978 - 94)
0 - 5000 m CZCS chlorophyll (surface)
temperature (surface)
wind fields (surface)
hydrographic data:
  temperature (0 - 5000 m)
  oxygen (0 - 5000 m)
  salinity (0 - 5000 m)
1978 - 1994 monthly Nov 02 99
AESOPS imagery surface OCTS chlorophyll
SeaWiFS chlorophyll*
sea ice coverage**
(9 km resolution)
Nov 96 - Jan 97
         and
Oct 97 - Mar 98
monthly Jul 14 00
Hawaii (22oN, 158oW)
optical mooring 25 m downwelling irradiance Jan 97 - Jan 00 almost continuous
record (every 10 or
20 minutes).
Feb 02 00
PRR 0 - 200 m downwelling irradiance
upwelling radiance
natural fluorescence
water temperature
tilt and roll
Feb 98 - ongoing 3 days every month,
for 10 minutes near
solar noon (at 2-3 Hz).
Nov 03 09
TSRB surface downwelling irradiance
upwelling radiance
water temperature
Jan 98 - ongoing 3 days every month,
for 20 minutes near
solar noon (at 1 Hz).
Jan 30 04
ac-9 0 - 300 m absorption
attenuation
Oct 02 - ongoing once per month,
1 night and 3 day casts
Nov 03 09 
glider 0 - 1000 m temperature
salinity
pressure
oxygen
chlorophyll
scattering
Aug 07 - Oct 07 continuous records Oct 04 07
satellite*** surface chlorophyll concentration
sea surface temperature
Jul 2002 - ongoing daily ongoing
California (35oN, 125oW)
optical drifters surface downwelling irradiance
upwelling radiance
location
water temperature
May 93 - Jun 95
May 96 - Dec 96
continuous records
(hourly; average of
measurements made
every 90 s)
Oct 05 99
TSRB surface downwelling irradiance
upwelling radiance
water temperature
Oct 01-20 99 daily for up to 3 hours
(at 6 Hz)
Nov 22 99
Oregon (46oN, 126oW)
optical drifters surface downwelling irradiance
upwelling radiance
location
water temperature
Jun 00
Aug 00 - Mar 01
Jun 02 - Mar 03
continuous records
(hourly; average of
measurements made
every 90 s)
Mar 27 03
TSRB surface downwelling irradiance
upwelling radiance
water temperature
Sep 1-7 98 daily for up to 13 hours
(at 6 Hz)
Oct 05 99
satellite*** surface chlorophyll concentration
sea surface temperature
Jul 2002 - ongoing daily ongoing
Washington (48oN, 123oW)
TSRB surface downwelling irradiance
upwelling radiance
water temperature
Jun 15-24 98 daily for up to 13 hours
(at 6 Hz)
Oct 06 99
Alaska          
satellite*** surface chlorophyll concentration
sea surface temperature
Jul 2002 - ongoing daily ongoing
Chile          
satellite*** surface chlorophyll concentration
sea surface temperature
Jul 2002 - ongoing daily ongoing
* data produced by the SeaWiFS Project at Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA.
** original data produced by the National Snow and Ice Data Center.
*** data produced by the Ocean Biology Processing Group, NASA
 

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