Juan de Fuca Strait Current Meter Deployed 2019-05-29

The Nortek Aquadopp Current Meter A3L5377 AQD8386 was deployed on 2019-05-29 at Juan de Fuca Strait. Juan de Fuca Strait is a large body of water that connects the Salish Sea to the Pacific Ocean. 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, 22:26 (UTC) (Creation)
November 16, 2021, 00:03 (UTC) (Revision)
Dataset Reference Date(s) November 16, 2021 (Creation)
Frequency of Update As Needed

Responsible Party 1
Name
Ocean Networks Canada Society
Email
datastewardship@oceannetworks.ca
Role
Custodian

Field Value
Ocean Variables Surface Currents
Scope Dataset
Status Completed
Spatial Extent { "coordinates": [ -123.4091, 48.40083333333 ], "type": "Point" }
North Bounding Latitude 48.40083333333
South Bounding Latitude 48.40083333333
East Bounding Longitude -123.4091
West Bounding Longitude -123.4091
Temporal Extent
Begin
2019-05-29
End
2019-10-18
Vertical Extent
Min
57.0
Max
57.0
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