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Project Results

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Table of individual float results and plots are available below.
At right are compilations float plots, e.g., vector displacement, duration chart.
Below compilation figures are float and sound source tables.


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The fifty-nine float trajectories.  Red (blue) track indicates 700 m (1500 m) ballast depth.


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Displacement vectors for the fifty-nine floats.  Red (blue) indicates 700 m (1500 m) ballast depth.


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Duration chart for all floats that have surfaced in the Export Pathways program.  Out of 76 floats launched, 59 floats surfaced.


Related Files

» Float Deployment/Surface Table (MSWord)

» Sound Source Table (Excel)

Experiment Design
The Export Pathways Experiment was designed to examine the pathways of the Deep Western Boundary Current (DWBC) in the Labrador Sea as it meets and passes by the Flemish Cap. Seedings occured at two levels (700 and 1500 meters) to target two levels of Labrador Sea Water within the DWBC. DLD floats were released approximately every three months, whether directly from a ship, or from a time release mooring. Float mission length was two years, and sound source array was designed to be heard by floats in the Labrador Sea and around the Grand Banks into the Newfoundland Basin. The first cruise was on the WHOI R/V Oceanus: on this cruise sound source array was moored, CTD stations were taken, and floats deployed. Each subsequent cruise was from the Candian Fisheries vessels Hudson or Teleost, which performs a repeat survey along the Bonavista Line every May, July, and November. The November deployment included dual release floats which released and began drifting each February 15th.

Individual Float Trajectory and Property Plots
All dates are YYMMMDD; File name convention is fltID_setting#_ballast depth_shelf position*.eps,
e.g., file 'x432s1700_1.eps' is the trajectory plot for float ID 432, which was launched in setting 1, ballasted for 700 meters, and at the inshore-most shelf position (1 being most inshore, 3 being most offshore).

flt ID  ballast depth  trajectory plot / property plot reset date (mission start) launch date launch loc
surface date surface loc
 Setting 1 : July 2003 - July 2005
 432 / 24558  700  x432s1_700_1props.eps, x432s1_700_1track.eps  030722  030722  49.836 -49.508  050721  48.529 -37.755
 433 / 24670  700  x433s1_700_2props.eps, x433s1_700_2track.eps  030721  030721  50.009 -48.975  050720  33.539 -51.460
 434 / 24671  700  x434s1_700_3props.eps, x434s1_700_3track.eps  030721  030721  50.154 -48.449  050720  52.511 -41.441
 435 / 24672  1500  x435s1_1500_1props.eps, x435s1_1500_1track.eps  030722  030722  50.010 -48.975  050721  53.078 -41.015
 436 / 24710  1500  x436s1_1500_2props.eps, x436s1_1500_2track.eps  030721  030721  50.154 -48.449  050720  53.291 -41.442
 437 / 24711  1500  x437s1_1500_3props.eps, x437s1_1500_3track.eps  030721  030721  50.330 -47.927  050720 41.551 -41.856
 Setting 2 : November 2003 - November 2005
 439 / 24732  700  x439s2_700_1props.eps, x439s2_700_1track.eps  031130  031130  49.899 -49.511  051129  51.485 -25.227
 440 / 24747  700  x440s2_700_2props.eps, x440s2_700_2track.eps  031130  031130  50.000 -48.994  051129  37.105 -36.620
 441 / 24785  700  x441s2_700_3props.eps, x441s2_700_3track.eps  031130  031130  50.189 -48.449  051129  42.057 -40.997
 442 / 24787  1500  Hydrophone broke in shipment.
 443 / 24788  1500  x443s2_1500_2props.eps, x443s2_1500_2track.eps  031130  031130  50.186 -48.447  051129  53.240 -32.671
 444 / 24909  1500  x444s2_1500_3props.eps, x444s2_1500_3track.eps  031130  031130  50.328 -47.939  051129  42.509 -46.317
 Setting 3 : February 2004 - February 2006
 438 / 24712  700  No show.  040215  031130  49.899 -49.511  No show.
 445 / 24927 1500  No show.  040215  031130  50.000 -48.994  No show.
 446 / 25007  700  x446s3_700_2props.eps, x446s3_700_2track.eps  040215  031130  50.000 -48.994  060214  51.138 -44.908
 447 / 25080  700  No show.  040215  031130  50.190 -48.450  No show.
 448 / 25082  1500  No show.  040215  031130  50.188 -48.448  No show.
 449 / 25242  1500  No show.  040215  031130  50.328 -47.939 No show.
 Setting 4 : April 2004 - April 2006
 565 / 25460  700  x565s4_700_1props.eps, x565s4_700_1track.eps  040416  040428  49.850 -49.499  060415  37.865 -51.360
 566 / 25478  1500  x566s4_1500_1props.eps, x566s4_1500_1track.eps  040416  040428  49.998 -48.994  060415  39.837 -46.812
 567 / 25479  1500  Hydrophone broken in shipment.
 568 / 25481  1500  x568s4_1500_2props.eps, x568s4_1500_2track.eps  040416  040429  50.182 -48.470  060415  42.830 -59.858
 569 / 25484  700  x569s4_700_2props.eps, x569s4_700_2track.eps  040416  040428  49.998 -48.994  060415  53.004 -24.938
 570 / 25506  700  No show.  040416  040429  50.181 -48.471  No show.
 Setting 5 : July 2004 - July 2006
 571 / 25508  1500  No show.  040714  040727  50.335 -47.938   No show.
 572 / 25544  1500  x572s5_1500_2props.eps, x572s5_1500_2track.eps  040714  040727  50.147 -48.473  060713  49.743 -28.060
 573 / 25551  700  No show.  040714  040727  50.147 -48.475  No show.
 574 / 37542  700  x574s5_700_2props.eps, x574s5_700_2track.eps  040714  040727  50.001 -48.997  060713  51.897 -31.210
 575 / 37543  700  x575s5_700_1props.eps, x575s5_700_1track.eps  040714  040728  49.854 -49.495  060713  49.272 -32.250
 576 / 37544  1500  x576s5_1500_1props.eps, x576s5_1500_1track.eps  040714  040727  50.001 -48.996  060713  49.455 -20.470
 Setting 6 : November 2004 - November 2006
 567 / 25479  1500  x567s6_1500_1props.eps, x567s6_1500_1track.eps  041130  041130  50.002 -49.000  060801
(early riser)
 51.586 -35.607
 577 / 37546  700  x577s6_700_1props.eps, x577s6_700_1track.eps  041130  041130  49.847 -49.496  061129  45.131 -37.189
 578 / 37553  700  x578s6_700_3props.eps, x578s6_700_3track.eps  041201  041201  50.175 -48.476  061130  51.719 -41.799
 579 / 37558  700  x579s6_700_2props.eps, x579s6_700_2track.eps  041201  041201  50.002 -48.999  061130  47.885 -33.194
 648 / 37560  1500  No show.  041201  041201  50.175 -48.475  No show.
 649 / 37561  1500  No show.  041130  041201  50.330 -47.947  No show.
 Setting 7 : February 2005 - February 2007
450 / 37545
 1500
 x450s7_1500_3props.eps, x450s7_1500_3track.eps  20041201  20050215  50.331 -47.746  20070214  50.139 -44.101
451 / 37567
 700  x451s7_700_3props.eps,
not enough data to track
 20041201  20050215  50.176  -48.473  20070214  48.564 -38.624
452 / 37564  1500  x452s7_1500_2props.eps, x452s7_1500_2track.eps  20041201  20050215  50.176  -48.474  20070214  48.564 -38.624
453 / 37565  700  x453s7_700_2props.eps, x453s7_700_2track.eps  20041201  20050215  50.001  -48.999  20070214  54.174 -47.732
454 / 37562
 1500  No show.  20041201  20050215  50.000
-48.999
 No show.
455 / 37568  700  x455s7_700_1props.eps,
not enough data to track
 20041130  20050215  49.847  -49.494  20070214  42.548 -24.370
 Setting 8 : April 2005 - April 2007
 662 / 39897  700  x662s8_700_1props.eps, x662s8_700_1track.eps  20050421  20050507  49.847 -49.496  20070420  47.442 -29.288
 663 / 39898
 1500  No show.  20050421  20050508  50.332 -47.946
  No show.
 664 / 39899  1500  x664s8_1500_1props.eps, x664s8_1500_1track.eps  20050421  20050507  49.998 -49.001  20070420  32.799 -51.040
 665 / 39901  1500  x665s8_1500_2props.eps, x665s8_1500_2track.eps  20050421   20050508  50.147 -48.473  20070420  54.671 -42.092
 666 / 39902  700  x666s8_700_2props.eps, x666s8_700_2track.eps  20050421   20050507  49.999 -48.999  20070420  48.687 -32.576
 667 / 39904  700  x667s8_700_3props.eps, x667s8_700_3track.eps  20050421   20050508  50.147 -48.473  20070420  35.816 -74.762
 Setting 9 : July 2005 - July 2007
 668 / 39905  700  x668s9_700_3props.eps, x668s9_700_3track.eps  20050715  20050715  50.143  -48.472  20070714  50.325 -29.365
 669 / 50101
 700  No show.  20050715  20050715  50.000 -49.000
 No show.
 670 / 50660
 700 x670s9_700_1track.eps, x670s9_700_1props.eps  20050715 20050715  49.847  -49.502  20070714  52.793 -44.542
 671 / 50661
 1500 x671s9_1500_3track.eps, x671s9_1500_3props.eps  20050715  20050715  50.333  -47.948  20070714  43.674 -53.508
 672 / 50662  1500 x672s9_1500_2track.eps, x672s9_1500_2props.eps  20050715  20050715  50.193  -48.472  20070714  51.689 -42.446
 673 / 50663 1500 x673s9_1500_1track.eps, x673s9_1500_1props.eps  20050715  20050715  50.000  -49.000  20070714  36.824 -44.269
 Setting 10 : November 2005 - November 2007
 580 / 37559  700  x580s10_700_3props.eps: nullT/P, x580s10_700_3track.eps  20051128  20051128  50.177  -48.472  20071127  42.067 -37.625
 674 / 50688  700 x674s10_700_1props.eps, x674s10_700_1track.eps  20051128  20051128  49.850  -49.499  20071127  31.239 -50.645
 675 / 50699  700 x675s10_700_2props.eps, x675s10_700_2track.eps  20051128  20051128  50.000  -48.999  20071127  50.611 -36.911
676 / 50670  1500 x676s10_1500_1props.eps, x676s10_1500_1track.eps  20051128  20051128  50.000  -48.999  20071127  37.624 -51.219
 677 / 50671  1500 x677s10_1500_2props.eps, x677s10_1500_2track.eps  20051128  20051128  50.177  -48.472  20071127  50.951 -35.008
 678 / 50672  1500 xx678s10_1500_3props.eps, x678s10_1500_3track.eps  20051128  20051128  50.332  -47.947  20071127  51.085 -34.027
 Setting 11 : February 2006 - February 2008
 581 / 37570  700  x581s11_700_1props.eps, x581s11_700_1track.eps  20051130  20060215  49.850  -49.499  20080214  37.198 -59.872
 582 / 50664  700  x582s11_700_3props.eps, x582s11_700_3track.eps  20051130  20060215  50.177  -48.472  20080214  36.578 -47.738
 583 / 50665  700  x583s11_700_2props.eps,
broken hydrophone, no track
 20051130  20060215  50.000  -48.999  20080214  36.854 -65.905
 584 / 50666  1500  No show.  20051130  20060215  50.000 -48.999
 No show.
 585 / 50667  1500  No show.  20051130  20060215  50.332 -47.947
 No show.
 684 / 50673  1500  x684s11_1500_2props.eps, x684s11_1500_2track.eps  20051130  20060215  50.177  -48.472  20080214  55.753 -49.625
 Setting 12 : April 2006 - April 2008
442 / 24787  700 x442s12_700_1props.eps, x442s12_700_1track.eps  20060410  20060501  49.850  -49.500  20080409  38.300 -68.178
586 / 25316  700 x586s12_700_1props.eps, x586s12_700_1track.eps  20060410  20060501  49.850  -49.500  20080409  40.851 -56.600
679 / 50673  1500 x679s12_1500_1props.eps, x679s12_1500_1track.eps  20060410  20060501  50.001 -48.995  20080409  56.995 -45.864
680 / 50675  700 x680s12_700_2props.eps, x680s12_700_2track.eps  20060410 20060501  50.002  -48.993  20080409  36.133 -43.199
681 / 50676  1500 x681s12_1500_1props.eps, x681s12_1500_1track.eps  20060410  20060501  50.001  -48.994  20080409  46.893 -32.903
682 / 50677  1500 x682s12_1500_2props.eps,
broken hydrophone, no track
 20060410  20060501  50.176  -48.473  20080409  43.534 -54.990
683 / 25282  1500 x683s12_1500_3props.eps, x683s12_1500_3track.eps  20060410  20060501  50.331  -47.949  20080409  53.578 -47.394
685 / 50674
 700 x685s12_700_3props.eps, x685s12_700_3track.eps  20060410  20060501  50.176  -48.472  20080409  52.290 -47.513
 Setting 13 : November 2006 - November 2008
 706 / 72419  1500 x706s13_1500_1props.eps, x706s13_1500_1track.eps  20061117  20061122  49.998 -48.962
 20081115  45.973 -33.829
 719 / 72420  700  Damaged on arrival at St. John's; sent back to WHOI; not deployed.
 720 / 72421  1500 x720s13_1500_1props.eps, x720s13_1500_1track.eps  20061117  20061122  49.998 -48.957
 20081115  47.083 -30.956
 721 / 72422  700 No show.  20061117  20061122  50.171 -48.432
 No show.
 722 / 72423  1500 No show.  20061117  20061122  50.297 -47.914
 No show.




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