Merchant Vessel OOCL Houston: a platform of the IMOS SOOP Sea Surface Temperature sub-facility

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Researchers: Cabrie, Joel (Principal investigator) ,  Cabrie, Joel (Principal investigator) ,  AODN Data Manager (Distributes) ,  Data Officer (Distributes) ,  Data Officer (Distributes)
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Brief description The Merchant Vessel OOCL Houston is a platform of the Enhancement of Measurements on Ships of Opportunity (SOOP) facility. The vessel is a container ship (callsign VRDE7, IMO Number 9355757) of 260 m length (beam 32 m, draught – 12.6 m). It performs regular transects around Australian East and West coasts up to Singapore via Indonesian waters. SST data are processed from the hull-contact sensor SBE48 which is located in the bow thruster room at approximately 8 m depth. Observed data are 1-minute median SST values and are retrieved from the vessel once an hour and quality controlled at the Bureau of Meteorology. A daily file is available after 0100 UTC.

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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.

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Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)

Data time period: 04 09 2016

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