Juan de Fuca Strait Current Meter Deployed 2020-10-29

The Nortek Aquadopp Current Meter A3L5390 AQD8380 was deployed on 2020-10-29 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) August 11, 2021, 11:26 (UTC) (Creation)
November 15, 2021, 23:28 (UTC) (Revision)
Dataset Reference Date(s) November 15, 2021 (Creation)
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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": [ -123.40811, 48.40134 ], "type": "Point" }
North Bounding Latitude 48.40134
South Bounding Latitude 48.40134
East Bounding Longitude -123.40811
West Bounding Longitude -123.40811
Temporal Extent
Begin
2020-10-29
End
2021-04-14
Vertical Extent
Min
54.0
Max
54.0
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