Antarctic Intermediate Water formation in the Southeast Pacific
APEX Profiling Floats
Lynne Talley and
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD
Overview: AAIW profiling floats
Two websites contain the information for the AAIW APEX profiling floats:
Primary data acquisition site: University of Washington
Processed and plotted data: Scripps Institution of Oceanography (this site)
We have deployed 3 APEX-SBE profilers with oxygen sensors to provide background
profile context for the AAIW formation experiment.
The floats are parked at 500 dbar and alternately profile from 500 dbar and 1800 dbar to the surface every 5 days.
The first figure shows the current position of the floats.
In the table,
click on thumbnails to expand plot.
for a more comprehensive set of plots, click on "28nn SIO"
for link to original data, click on
AAIW APEX Profiling Float Data
Float 2849: March 10, 2007, float is effectively beached.
Stopped reporting May 4, 2007 after 86 profiles.
Float 2848: September 25, 2007, float stopped reporting after 117 profiles.
Float 2827: May 21, 2008, float stopped reporting after 165 profiles.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. OCE-0327544.