Two-Rocks moorings data 2004 - 2005
The field program consisted of four separate deployments that
were made during this period and the data collected included ocean currents, temperature,
salinity, pressure (sea level), oxygen and fluorescence.
Biological Oceanography, Chemical Oceanography, Physical Oceanography
01 Jul 2004
16 Jul 2005
Oceanography Physical, Oceanography Chemical,mooring,salinity,temperature,waves,ocean currents,CTD, Oxygen, PAR and Fluorescence; Two Rocks,Western Australia
The data was used as inputs to quantitative ecosystems models of WA coastal and shelf ecosystem from Indian Ocean scales down to coastal reefs.
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CSIRO (Australia), Strategic Research Fund for the Marine Environment (Australia)
Fandry, Chris; Slawinski, Dirk; Pender, Lindsay (2005): Two-Rocks moorings data 2004 - 2005. v2. CSIRO. Data Collection.
All Rights (including copyright) CSIRO Australia 2005.
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Technical Services Officer
SRFME Integrated Modelling
The overall objective of the SRFME Integrated Modelling Project is to provide quantitative descriptions of WA coastal and shelf ecosystems that will assist environmental managers to predict and monitor natural and human-induced change.
In SRFME, we have designed field programs that help us describe the functioning of the WA coastal ecosystems. As t... morehe data are interpreted, they enable us to define, first, descriptive models of the ecosystems, and then quantitative models. The quantitative models are mathematical, and take the form of computer codes. In the first instance, the models are compared with reality (data), to test their validity. As we build confidence in the results, they can then be used to help interpret the data, and further our understanding of the ecosystems. In particular, models can be used to fill in gaps in the inevitably sparse data that arise from field programs. The models help us integrate across scales, for example, from Indian Ocean scales down to coastal reefs, and across disciplines, from physics through to ecology. less
CTDs (Conductivity-Temperature-Depth Profilers)