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Monterey Bay Mooring Locations

Figure 1. View of MBARI moorings, subsurface moorings, and telemetry. 
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* M0, M2, M3 and M4 are no longer being deployed.
Mooring Name Decimal Latitude Decimal Longitude
M1 36.75 -122.03
M46044 36.6985 -122.378
M0* 36.83 -121.90
M2* 36.70 -122.39
M3* 36.57 -122.96
M4* 36.19 -122.45
S2 36.66 -122.37
S3 36.50 -122.93

m1_image.gif (343302 bytes) Figure 2. A view of the instrumented mooring M1 (~340k).
Surface Mooring Configuration

Device

Properties Measured

Platforms

Sensor Locations

Current Profiler (300,150, 75 khz ADCP) Acoustic backscatter
broadband, narrowband, long-ranger

M0,M1, M2, M3*

Near surface
(0-300, 8m bins)

CTD w/Fluorometer
Transmissometer

ECOFLNTUS (M0)
Salinity, temperature,
chlorophyll fluorescence,
optical clarity

M0,M1, M2, M3*
Drifters

Near surface

MicroCat Thermistor String Temperature, Conductivity
(10 depths )

M0,M1, M2, M3*

10, 20, 40, 60, 80, 100, 150, 200, 250, 300m
10m,20m,40m,55m (M0)

MetSys Relative air humidity, air temperature, wind speed and direction M1, M2, M3*

Air

GPS Latitude, longitude

M0,M1, M2, M3*, Drifters

Air

CO2 Analyzer (LI 6252) Carbon dioxide

M0,M1, M2, M3*

Air, near surface

Spectroradiometers
OCR-100

HyperOCR Ed/Lu (M0)
Upwelling radiance

M0,M1, M2, M3*

Near surface
5m, 10m (M0)

Spectroradometer Downwelling irradiance, upwelling radiance, PAR

M1, M2

Air, 10 m, 20 m

Nitrate OsmoAnalyzer
Nitrate (Satlantic-ISUS) (M0)
Nitrate, temperature, salinity

M0, M1, M3*, Drifters

Near surface

Battery, temperature, pressure Voltage, temperature, pressure

M1, M2, M3*, Drifters

Inside OASIS
controller can

OASIS Data acquisition, telemetry

M1, M2, M3*, Drifters

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Packet Radio Telemetry

M1, M2, M3*, Drifters

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Oxygen Sensor Oxygen, conductivity, temperature

Drifters

Near surface

Light Scattering Sensor (LSS) Optical backscatter

Drifters

Near surface

Fluorometer Chlorophyll fluorescence

Drifters

Near surface

Simrad EK60 Echo Sounder Echo Sounder M0 5m

*M3 deployment 1999-2000

Last Updated: 07 June, 2002