West Flank Current Meter Deployed 2016-06-21

The Nortek Aquadopp Current Meter 8407 was deployed on 2016-06-21 at West Flank. West Flank is a location at Endeavour Ridge, where hydrothermal vents, hydrothermal systems, and vent communities are observed. This device is a Current Meter. Acoustic Current Meters (ACM) measure current speed and direction, using the Doppler Effect. Aquadopp current metres have a sensor head that contains 3 acoustic transducers, a tilt sensor, a temperature sensor and a pressure sensor. The instrument transmits a short pulse of sound, and then listens to its echo to measure the change in pitch or frequency. The change in pitch can determine the velocity of the current. It was deployed on a fixed platform. Data from this deployment were archived and made available through Ocean Networks Canada's Oceans 2.0 digital infrastructure, with quality assurance and derived data products following established practices.

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Metadata Reference Date(s) July 22, 2020, 23:21 (UTC) (Creation)
November 16, 2021, 00:35 (UTC) (Revision)
Dataset Reference Date(s) November 16, 2021 (Creation)
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Responsible Party 1
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Ocean Networks Canada Society
Email
datastewardship@oceannetworks.ca
Role
Custodian

Field Value
Ocean Variables Surface Currents
Scope Dataset
Status On Going
Spatial Extent { "coordinates": [ -129.124283, 47.959863 ], "type": "Point" }
North Bounding Latitude 47.959863
South Bounding Latitude 47.959863
East Bounding Longitude -129.124283
West Bounding Longitude -129.124283
Temporal Extent
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2016-06-21
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2360.0
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2360.0
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