IMOS - ANMN Queensland and Northern Australia, Kimberley 400m (KIM400) Mooring Platform

Research Project

Researchers: Steinberg, Craig (Principal investigator) ,  Data Officer (Point of contact , Distributor)

Brief description The Kimberley 400m mooring (IMOS platform code KIM400) is part of the Kimberley array. It was initially deployed on the 03/02/2012 at (15.93 S, 123.55 E). The site depth is 396m. This mooring array was discontinued, and this mooring removed in August 2014. Mooring Designs replicate where possible similar instrumentation to the Shelf ITF moorings. Observations of currents, temperature and salinity are collected throughout the array with the coastal mooring also observing optical water quality parameters of fluorescence and turbidity. The Kimberley array, in combination with the Pilbara array and the ITF Array will help determine the influence of the Indonesian Throughflow on the currents along the Northwest shelf and as well as processed driving cross shelf exchange. The Kimberly line will help document the southward flowing seasonal Holloway shelf current (thought to be connected to the Indonesian Throughflow). The Kimberly coast is characterised by high freshwater inputs, leading to a cross shelf density gradient. The cross shelf arrays will allow variability in the gradient of density and the resultant gravitational currents to be determined.

Lineage SBE37 Seabird 37 Temp SBE39PT Seabird 39 Temp & Pressure SBE39T Seabird 39 Temp SBE56 Seabird 56 Temp RDI Workhorse Sentinel ADCP

Notes Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) is enabled by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). It is operated by a consortium of institutions as an unincorporated joint venture, with the University of Tasmania as Lead Agent.

Notes Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)

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text: northlimit=-15.93; southlimit=-15.93; westlimit=123.55; eastLimit=123.55; projection=GDA94

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WAIMOS Kimberley Mooring Array Cruise Report (WAIMOS_Kimberley_Moorings_Cruise_Report_Trip_5646.docx)

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