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ITP 5 Data Description

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Plot of buoy locations.

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ITP 5 Temperature and Salinity contours.

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Composite plot of ITP profiles.

The ITP profiler was configured to operate with an accelerated sampling schedule of 3 one-way profiles between 7 and 760 m depth each day as there was a good chance that the system might drift into shallow topography.  In the surface package, the GPS receiver was powered every hour to obtain locations, and buoy temperature and battery voltage status were recorded. 

After 365 days (and 1095 profiles) of reliable operation and data telemetry, communications with the ITP profiler broke down.  The surface buoy continued to provide GPS locations for another 85 days, but could not connect with the profiler which continued to ring the surface package 3 times per day.

The plots to the right are of the final, calibrated, edited data (as opposed to the raw data presented on the active instrument pages).

See the Data Products tab to the left for descriptions of the three levels (I, II, III) of data processing and to access all data.

ITP 5 data can also be found at the links below:

Level II hourly buoy location data in ASCII format: itp5rawlocs.dat

Level III 1-Hz processed profile data in MATLAB format: itp5cormat.tar.Z and

Level III 1-db bin-averaged processed profile data in MATLAB format: itp5final.mat
Level III 1-db bin-averaged processed profile data in ASCII format: itp5final.tar.Z and

Last updated: September 21, 2017

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