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https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2023-436
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2023-436
18 Dec 2023
 | 18 Dec 2023
Status: this preprint is currently under review for the journal ESSD.

High resolution observations of the ocean upper layer south of Cape São Vicente, western northern margin of the Gulf of Cadiz

Sarah A. Rautenbach, Carlos Sousa, Mafalda Carapuço, and Paulo Relvas

Abstract. This article presents an Eulerian physical and biogeochemical data set from the Iberian Margin Cape São Vicente Ocean Observatory (IbMa-CSV), a facility of the European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water column Observatory – European Research Infrastructure Consortium (EMSO-ERIC) located 10 nautical miles south of Cape São Vicente (Portugal), the southwest tip of the Iberian Peninsula and western limit of the northern margin of the Gulf of Cadiz. The observatory was installed on the shelf break, and the data time series spans four months for most of the variables. The upper 150 m were sampled intensively with a wave powered vertical profiler at an average rate of 4.5 profiles per hour recording at 2 Hz when ascending at approximate velocity of 0.2 m/s and 10 Hz when descending at variable velocity. The vertical resolution was always higher than 0.2 m. Measured channels were conductivity, temperature, pressure, chlorophyll a, dissolved O2 concentration, and turbidity. Derived channels are sea pressure, depth, salinity, speed of sound, specific conductivity, dissolved O2 saturation, density anomaly, spiciness and Brunt-Väisälä frequency. The acquired data set includes the flow velocity and direction along the water column, taken from an upward looking 300 kHz Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) recorded every hour for 3 m depth bins extending the same depth range of the vertical profiler. A standard quality control scheme was applied to the data set. The data set is preserved for multiple use and is accessible in the SEANOE repository, under the address: https://www.seanoe.org/data/00836/94769/ (Rautenbach et al., 2022).

Sarah A. Rautenbach, Carlos Sousa, Mafalda Carapuço, and Paulo Relvas

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Sarah A. Rautenbach, Carlos Sousa, Mafalda Carapuço, and Paulo Relvas

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EMSO-Iberian Margin Cape St. Vincent observatory data (subsurface mooring) from Jun-Oct 2022. Sarah Rautenbach, Paulo Relvas, and Carlos Sousa https://doi.org/10.17882/94769

EMSO-Iberian Margin Cape St. Vincent observatory data (EMSO Generic Instrument Module (EGIM)) from Jun-Oct 2022. Mafalda Carapuço, Miguel Miranda, Carlos Sousa, Sarah Rautenbach, Tanya Silveira, Eduardo Silva, and Hugo Ferreira https://doi.org/10.17882/95468

Sarah A. Rautenbach, Carlos Sousa, Mafalda Carapuço, and Paulo Relvas

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This article presents the data of a four-months observation of the Iberian Margin Cape São Vicente Ocean Observatory, Portugal (2022), a European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water column Observatory node. Three instruments at depths between 150–200 m collected physical/biogeochemical parameters at different spatial and temporal scale. EMSO-ERIC aims at developing strategies to enable sustainable ocean observation with regards to costs, time, resolution.
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