The Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) Coastal Observing System at the southern Bay of Biscay, new real-time development: The ocean-meteorological AGL Buoy
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AuthorsLavín, A. (Alicia); Somavilla, R. (Raquel); Arteche, J.L.; Rodríguez, C.; Cano, D.E. (Daniel Esteban); Ruiz-Villarreal, M. (Manuel)
From 1991, shelf and slope waters of the Southern Bay of Biscay are regularly sampled in a monthly hydrographical line north of Santander to a maximum depth of 1000m, as part of the IEO Radiales project. From 2003, a deep hydrological standard sections (part of the VACLAN project) is occupied twice a year extending the Santander section 90 miles offshore. Measurements include CTDO2, nutrients and currents from vessel-mounted ADCP and LADCP. The data base in the area hold by IEO is complemented with a current meters line moored in 2003 at 43deg48'N, 3deg 47'W sampling temperature, salinity and currents at the core of Central, Mediterranean and Labrador Sea water. On June 2007, an ocean-meteorological Buoy was moored at the Santander Section, 22 miles north of Santander at about 2850m depth, to complete the ocean information with the ocean-atmosphere interaction. The Santander section and AGL Buoy data highlight that heat and salt show a quite different behaviour in terms of their balance ...