Research vessel Tangaroa: a platform of the IMOS SOOP-Air Sea Flux sub-facility

Research Project

Researchers: Schulz, Eric (Principal investigator) ,  Data Officer (Distributor)

Brief description Enhancement of Measurements on Ships of Opportunity (SOOP)- Air Sea Flux (ASF) - research vessel Tangaroa collects underway meteorological and oceanographic observations (including SST) during its voyages in Sub-Antarctic. Data products are quality controlled meteorological and SST observations, and bulk air-sea fluxes. Tangaroa is a New Zealand multi purpose vessel which is configured for a wide range of environmental survey and ocean science work. Tangaroa is a 70m, 2291t vessel and operates under the call sign ZMFR. Real-time, Sea Surface Temperature (SST) is processed from the vessel's SBE 38 calibrated temperature sensor located in the water intake pipe at 3 m depth. Research Vessel Real Time Air-Sea Fluxes, aims to provide with "climate quality" meteorological measurement systems, capable of providing high quality air-sea flux measurements and delivered to researchers on a near real-time basis. Observations are obtained from NZ MetService AWS (wind speed and direction, air temperature, relative humidity, air pressure) and long-wave and short-wave radiation sensors (Eppley PIR and PSP) and precipitation sensor (RM Young siphon gauge). Data streams are fed into the existing ship data management system, and broadcast via satellite back to New Zealand daily. The observations are quality controlled at the Bureau of Meteorology and air-sea fluxes calculated using the COARE Bulk Flux algorithm. A daily file of 1-minute averages of the observations and a daily file of 5-minute average calculated bulk fluxes are generated shortly after 0000UTC and provided to eMII.

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 Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)

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