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Strass, Volker H; Leach, Harry; Prandke, Hartmut; Donnelly, Matthew; Bracher, Astrid; Wolf-Gladrow, Dieter A (2016): Processed 2 minutes-averaged continuous VM-ADCP (vessel-mounted Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler) profiles during POLARSTERN cruise ANT-XXVIII/3. PANGAEA,, In supplement to: Strass, VH et al. (2016): The physical environmental conditions for biogeochemical differences along the Antarctic Circumpolar Current in the Atlantic Sector during late austral summer 2012. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 20 pp,

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This data set was obtained during the R. V. POLARSTERN cruise ANT-XXVIII/3. Current velocities were measured nearly continuously when outside territorial waters along the ship's track with a vessel-mounted TRD Instruments' 153.6-kHz Ocean Surveyor ADCP. The transducers were located 11 m below the water line and were protected against ice floes by an acoustically transparent plastic window. The current measurements were made using a pulse of 2s and vertical bin length of 4 m. The ship's velocity was calculated from position fixes obtained by the Global Positioning System (GPS). Heading, roll and pitch data from the ship's gyro platforms and the navigation data were used to convert the ADCP velocities into earth coordinates. Accuracy of the ADCP velocities mainly depends on the quality of the position fixes and the ship's heading data. Further errors stem from a misalignment of the transducer with the ship's centerline. The ADCP data were processed using the Ocean Surveyor Sputum Interpreter (OSSI) software developed by GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel. The averaging interval was set to 120 seconds. The reference layer was set to bins 5 to 16 avoiding near surface effects and biases near bin 1.
Sampling interval setting: 2s; Number of bins: 80; Bin length: 4m; Pulse length: 4m; Blank beyond transmit length: 4m.
Data processing setting: Top reference bin: 5; Bottom reference bin: 16; Average: 120s; Misalignment amplitude: 1.0276 +/- 0.1611, phase: 0.8100 +/- 0.7190.
The precision for single ping and 4m cell size reported by TRDI is 0.30m/s. Resulting from the single ping precision and the number of pings (most of the time 36) during 120seconds the velocity accuracy is nearly 0.05m/s.
(Velocity accuracy = single ping precision divided by square root of the number of pings).
Source data set:
Wolf-Gladrow, Dieter A; Witte, Hannelore (2015): Raw data of continuous VM-ADCP (vessel-mounted Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler) profiles during POLARSTERN cruise ANT-XXVIII/3. Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, PANGAEA,
Median Latitude: -50.479648 * Median Longitude: -14.259537 * South-bound Latitude: -54.144300 * West-bound Longitude: -67.745200 * North-bound Latitude: -35.462500 * East-bound Longitude: 17.084000
Date/Time Start: 2012-01-08T07:46:00 * Date/Time End: 2012-03-10T18:48:00
Minimum DEPTH, water: 17 m * Maximum DEPTH, water: 333 m
PS79/3-track * Latitude Start: -33.911860 * Longitude Start: 18.434600 * Latitude End: -53.144700 * Longitude End: -70.909100 * Date/Time Start: 2012-01-07T06:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2012-03-11T06:00:00 * Location: South Atlantic Ocean * Campaign: ANT-XXVIII/3 (PS79) * Basis: Polarstern * Method/Device: Underway cruise track measurements (CT)
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