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Pioneer Array overview figure
FIGURE 4. Schematic of the array of four moorings and three gliders to be deployed at the global OOI sites. The surface mooring supports power generation, sampling of surface meteorology and of air-sea exchanges, hardware for data telemetry, and deployment of ocean instruments close to the surface. The profiler mooring will be located about 10 km from the surface mooring and has two profilers: one sampling from below a subsurface float at about 200m to the sea floor, and one that winches itself up to the sea surface from 200 m. The far corners of the moored array, about 50 km away from the surface mooring, have taut subsurface moorings with instruments attached along the mooring lines. The gliders will sample between and around the moorings and will acoustically collect data from the subsurface moorings. (Illustration by Jack Cook, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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