IMOS - ANMN Queensland and Northern Australia, Pilbara 200m (PIL200) Mooring Platform

Research Project

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

Brief description The Pilbara 200m mooring (IMOS platform code PIL200) is part of the Pilbara array. It was initially deployed on the 20/02/2012 at (19.47 S, 116.16 E). The site depth is 200m. 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 Pilbara array, in combination with the Kimberly 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 Pilbara line will help document the variability in the the northward flowing Ningaloo Current, characterised by cooler waters. In addition, the Pilbara coast is characterised by high evaporation, 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 SBE37SM+Pr Seabird 37 Cond. Temp & Pressure FLNTU SBE39PT Seabird 39 Temp & Pressure SBE37+Pr Seabird 37 Pressure SBE37SMP Seabird 37 Cond. And Temp Pumped SBE39T Seabird 39 Temp RDI Quartermaster 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)

Notes The University of Western Australia (UWA)

Notes Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania (UTAS)

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text: northlimit=-19.47; southlimit=-19.47; westlimit=116.16; eastLimit=116.16; projection=GDA94

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WAIMOS Pilbara Mooring Array Cruise Report (WAIMOS_Pilbara_Mooring_Array_Trip_5458_public.docx)

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