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Alder in the Ocean

Sitka mooring deployed

This is the final day of the research campaign. The scientific team and ships crew successfully deployed the NANOOS/CMOP NH10 buoy called Alder. It is equipped with sensors that read wind speed, temperature, relative humidity, solar radiation, and barometric pressure above the water line. Below the water line is a downward looking Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler and several sensors that read temperature, conductivity, pressure, and dissolved oxygen at various depths.

The data transmitted back to land will help mariners, fishers, scientists, and many others understand what's going on in our oceans and estuaries.

The moorings deployed on this cruise are a part of Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems (NANOOS), a partnership of over 30 entities, including industry, state agencies, local governments, tribes, non government organizations, and educational institutions.