Vertical profiles of salinity, temperature and pressure measured by vertical profiling floats in the eastern Weddell Sea around Maud Rise in 2018 - 2021


We deployed to vertical profiling floats from the ship SA Agulhas II during the SANAE IV supply voyage 2018/2019 along the prime meridian close to Maud Rise. Both floats were manufactured by NKE, type Arvor I and are equipped with sensors for temperature, salinity and pressure and measure on a daily to 3-daily sampling rate. The first profiling float was deployed on 18 December 2018 at 66.2° S, 0.0° E and the second float was deployed on 18 February 2020 at 65°S, 0.0° E. Both datasets continue until May 2021. The first profiling float deployed drifted over and along the steep topography of Maud Rise, providing possibilities to research the water properties and dynamics around Maud Rise in more detail. The other profiling float drifted southwestwards. More detailed information, including plots of the trajectories and profiles of our plots can be found in a paper that we submit in connection to this dataset: Observed mixing at the flanks of Maud Rise in the Weddell Sea, submitted to Geophysical Research Letters, by Martin Mohrmann, Sebastiaan Swart and Céline Heuzé.

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Creator Mohrmann, Martin ORCID logo; Swart, Sebastiaan ORCID logo; Heuzé, Céline ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2021
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 2 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-1.129W, -67.601S, 3.243E, -65.018N); Maud Rise
Temporal Coverage Begin 2018-12-18T05:05:40Z
Temporal Coverage End 2021-05-18T05:36:02Z