The UPII Project June 12–23, 1982

The UPII project was sponsored by the United States Department of Energy Contract DE-AT06-76-EV-71025 to Dr. B. Hickey at the University of Washington.

The University of Washington maintained 6 current meter moorings, UPII-1, UPII-1 surface (UPII-1S), UPII-2, UPII-3, UPII-3 surface (UPII-3S), and UPII-5, from June 12, 1982 through June 23, 1982 off the Washington coast. Current meters were a mix of Aanderaa (AA) and Vector Measuring Current Meters (VMCM) instruments. The AA data was sampled in 10 minute intervals. The VMCM data was sampled in 4 minute intervals. Both were then edited for spurious values, filtered with a half power point of approximately 2.5 hours and interpolated to even hours to produce the hourly data available below.

Abbreviations and units are:
Depth, m, meters,
Speed, spd, cm/sec,
Direction, D, degrees, true north,
u component (eastward), u, v component (northward), v, cm/sec, true North,
Temperature, T, ºC,
Date and time is listed as DATE. Add 8 hours to convert to GMT. Format mm/dd/yy hh:mm.

Data files consist of ASCII tab delimited files, one per meter. Headers indicate the mooring, the variable, and depth rounded to the nearest meter. For example UP3Su5 indicates the data is from the UP3 surface mooring, u component at 5m, UP5v72 indicates the data is from the UP5 mooring, v component, at 72m. The last column, JJ, is zero filled to indicate last data column for that meter.

Mooring: UPII-1                        Position: 47º08.3'N, 124º15.7'W
Bottom depth: 20m
Deployed: 1823 (+8) June 12, 1982
Recovered: June 23, 1982. Could not locate mooring recovery time.

Actual Depth Variables Instrument type, Comments
14
u,v,T
 VMCM

 

Mooring: UPII-1S                   Position: 47º08.4'N, 124º15.7'W
Bottom depth: 19m
Deployed: 1614 (+8) June 12, 1982
Recovered: 1145 (+8) June 23, 1982

Actual Depth Variables Instrument type, Comments
5
u,v,T
 VMCM
10
u,v,T
 VMCM

 

Mooring: UPII-2                      Position: 47º07.7'N, 124º26.2'W
Bottom depth: 55m
Deployed: 1844 (+8) June 13, 1982
Recovered: 1325 (+8) June 23, 1982

Actual Depth Variables Instrument type and Comments
35
u,v,T
 AA
50
u,v,T
 AA

 

Mooring: UPII-3                      Position: 47º06.2'N, 124º37.4'W
Bottom depth: 90m
Deployed: 1659 (+8) June 13, 1982
Recovered: 0834 (+8) June 23, 1982

Actual Depth Variables Instrument type, Comments
34
u,v
 VMCM
35
T
 AA
45
u,v,T
 AA
55
u,v,T
 AA
65
u,v,T
 AA
75
u,v,T
 AA
85
u,v,T
 AA

 

Mooring: UPII-3S                   Position: 47º06.3'N, 124º37.6'W
Bottom depth: 90m
Deployed: 0832 (+8) June 13, 1982
Recovered: 0701 (+8) June 23, 1982

Actual Depth Variables Instrument type, Comments
5
u,v
 VMCM
10
T
 AA
15
u,v
 VMCM
20
T
 AA

 

Mooring: UPII-5                       Position: 47º04.3'N, 124º56.2'W
Bottom depth: 232m
Deployed: 1403 (+8) June 13, 1982
Recovered: 1644 (+8) June 23, 1982

Actual Depth Variables Instrument type, Comments
72
u,v,T
 AA
92
u,v,T
 AA
117
u,v,T
 AA
142
u,v,T
 AA
172
u,v,T
 AA
202
u,v,T
 AA


Last updated Sept.17, 2013.