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Date: Sun, 22 Oct 1995 04:29:53 +0000 (GMT)
Daniel Rudnick is firstname.lastname@example.org
Report from Mooring Cruise 3
We have just completed final recovery of all five moorings from the
Arabian Sea Process Experiment. All operations have proceeded without
mishap, and we look forward to analyzing our year-long time series.
All instruments were successfully recovered from the central WHOI
mooring. In contrast to the first six months of the deployment, there
was relatively little biological fouling. Fish bites were apparent
throughout the upper 200 m.
The UW-S PCM returned a complete six-month record, so year-long records
of temperature, salinity, and velocity were realized for this site.
Unfortunately, the UW-N PCM broke free during the SW monsoon. However
the bottom portion of the mooring including all instrumentation was
The two SIO moorings survived the monsoon intact except for several
temperature pods which were stripped from the wire. All the retrieved
temperature pods showed evidence of fish bite. The ADCPs and
meteorological suite returned apparently complete records.
XBTs were deployed on the hour during the transit out to the array
site. Having completed our work ahead of schedule, we are making an
XBT/ADCP line towards the coast, folowed by a line along the 1000 m
isobath northward into Muscat.
To everyone's pleasure, the no-fishing restriction for the area was
lifted as the moorings were brought on board. A carefully devised
sampling scheme resulted in a very fine dinner.