Biscay AGL

Ocean-meteorological buoy Augusto González de Linares

Mooring in SE Bay of Biscay it comprises a fully-equipped ODAS buoy transmitting data in real-time plus monthly hydrographical and biogeochemical sampling of water column from research vessel. Buoy obtains core measurements of meteorological, physical, biogeochemical, and ecological parameters with high significance to weather forecasting and climate monitoring. Data immediately provided through IEO web page (hourly).

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Infrastructure Location

Study Area

Location Southern Bay of Biscay, North of Santander
Distance from Land 41 km
Max Depth 2900 m
Oceanographic features of area From 1991, shelf and slope waters of the Southern Bay of Biscay are regularly sampled in a monthly hydrographical line north of Santander to a maximum depth of 1000m, as part of the IEO Radiales project. From 2003, a deep hydrological standard sections is occupied twice a year extending the Santander section 90 miles offshore. Measurements include CTDO2, nutrients and currents from vessel-mounted ADCP and LADCP. The data base in the area hold by IEO is complemented with a current meters line moored in 2003 at 43 degrees 48'N, 3 degrees 47'W sampling temperature, salinity and currents at the core of Central, Mediterranean and Labrador Sea water. On June 2007, an ocean-meteorological Buoy was moored at the Santander Section, 22 miles north of Santander at about 2850m depth, to complete the ocean information with the ocean-atmosphere interaction. The Santander section and AGL Buoy data highlight that heat and salt show a quite different behaviour in terms of their balance in the upper layers of the Bay of Biscay. At interannual and seasonal timescales temperature is mainly determined by the atmospheric forcing while salinity is more closely linked to advection processes.
Relevant publications isi journals #The Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) Coastal Observing System at the southern Bay of Biscay, new real-time development: The ocean-meteorological AGL Buoy.
Lavin, A.; Somavilla, R; Arteche, JL; Rodriguez, C. ; Cano, D.; Ruiz-Vilareal, M.
OCEANS 2009 - EUROPE, VOLS 1 AND 2
ISBN:978-1-4244-2522-8
ISSN: 0197-7385

#Oceano-meteorological conditions observed during severe storms in the Southern Bay of Biscay
Cano, D (Cano, Daniel) ; Arteche, JL (Luis Arteche, Jose); Lavin, A (Lavin, Alicia); Rodriguez, C (Rodriguez, Carmen); Somavilla, R (Somavilla, Raquel); Garcia, MJ (Jesus Garcia, Maria)
2011 IEEE - OCEANS SPAIN
ISSN: 0197-7385

#The Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) Santander Observing System
Lavin, A.; Somavilla, R.; Rodriguez, C.; Gonzalez-Pola, C.; Garcia, MJ.; Tel, E.; Barrera, C.; Cano, D.; Carranza, J.; Molinero, J.;Merino, A.; Viloria, A.; Marcos, E.
2011 IEEE - OCEANS SPAIN
ISSN: 0197-7385

#The AGL buoy. A high frequency view of processes at the air-sea interface
Somavilla, R (Somavilla, Raquel); Lavin, A (Lavin, Alicia); Rodriguez, C (Rodriguez, Carmen); Cano, D (Cano, Daniel)
2011 IEEE - OCEANS SPAIN
ISSN: 0197-7385

Relevant publications proceedings published in the context of conference Información Oceano-meteorológica en el mar cantábrico. La boya AGL
XXXI AME (Spanish meteorological association) Scientific Conference & 11th Spanish-portuguese Meteorological meeting
Seville March 1st-3rd 2010

Status / Maintenance

System Status Operational Planned Frequency 4 month(s)
Platform Required Deep Sea Research Vessel People Involved 6
Duration of Operations 1 day(s) Cleaning Yes
Replacments Yes Download Data Yes

Data Information

Final data output format ASCII Others Data Quality Check Yes
Type of quality check on real-time/near-real time data Automatic Real Time – Data availability target 1 hour
Type of Quality check on delayed mode data Manual Delayed Mode – Data availability target
Own data management Yes Type of use of data Research
Data Management Link
GEOSS URN
GEOSS Link

TNA

Avaliable for TNA No
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Sensors

Deployed 27/07/2007 Planned
Instrument/Sensor Type Anemometer Parameter(s) Wind Speed
Platform Buoy Manufacturer Young
Instrument/Sensor documentation (URL) http://www.youngusa.com/products/7/
Sensor Type / Model 04106-19 Wind Monitor JR-M Power Supply
Approximate Depth / Height 3 Sampling interval 3600 second(s)
Calibration Samples Available No Frequency of Calibration Samples
Intercalibration Available No Intercalibration Platform
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Deployed 27/07/2007 Planned
Instrument/Sensor Type Anemometer Parameter(s) Wind Direction
Platform Buoy Manufacturer Young
Instrument/Sensor documentation (URL) http://www.youngusa.com/products/7/
Sensor Type / Model 04106-19 Wind Monitor JR-M Power Supply
Approximate Depth / Height 3 Sampling interval 3600 second(s)
Calibration Samples Available No Frequency of Calibration Samples
Intercalibration Available No Intercalibration Platform
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Deployed 27/07/2007 Planned
Instrument/Sensor Type Humidity Parameter(s) RELH
Platform Buoy Manufacturer Aanderaa
Instrument/Sensor documentation (URL) http://www.aanderaa.com
Sensor Type / Model HMP45A Power Supply
Approximate Depth / Height 3 Sampling interval 3600 second(s)
Calibration Samples Available No Frequency of Calibration Samples
Intercalibration Available Yes Intercalibration Platform
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Deployed 27/07/2007 Planned
Instrument/Sensor Type Wave height and direction Parameter(s) Wave Height
Platform Buoy Manufacturer Datawell
Instrument/Sensor documentation (URL) http://www.datawell.nl/Products/Buoys.aspx
Sensor Type / Model Directional wave rider MKII Power Supply
Approximate Depth / Height 0 Sampling interval 3600 second(s)
Calibration Samples Available No Frequency of Calibration Samples
Intercalibration Available Yes Intercalibration Platform
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Deployed 27/07/2007 Planned
Instrument/Sensor Type Oxygen Parameter(s) DOXY
Platform Buoy Manufacturer Aanderaa
Instrument/Sensor documentation (URL) http://www.aanderaa.com
Sensor Type / Model Optode 3835 Power Supply
Approximate Depth / Height -3 Sampling interval 3600 second(s)
Calibration Samples Available Yes Frequency of Calibration Samples monthly
Intercalibration Available Yes Intercalibration Platform
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Deployed 27/07/2007 Planned
Instrument/Sensor Type Water Temperature Parameter(s) TEMP
Platform Buoy Manufacturer SBE
Instrument/Sensor documentation (URL) http://www.seabird.com/products/spec_sheets/37smpo dodata.htm
Sensor Type / Model 37SIP MicroCAT Power Supply
Approximate Depth / Height -3 Sampling interval 3600 second(s)
Calibration Samples Available Yes Frequency of Calibration Samples monthly
Intercalibration Available Yes Intercalibration Platform
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Deployed 27/07/2007 Planned
Instrument/Sensor Type Conductivity Parameter(s) COND
Platform Buoy Manufacturer SBE
Instrument/Sensor documentation (URL) http://www.seabird.com/products/spec_shttp://www.s eabird.com/products/spec_sheets/37smpododata.htm
Sensor Type / Model 37SIP MicroCAT Power Supply
Approximate Depth / Height -3 Sampling interval 3600 second(s)
Calibration Samples Available Yes Frequency of Calibration Samples monthly
Intercalibration Available Yes Intercalibration Platform
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Deployed 27/07/2007 Planned
Instrument/Sensor Type Chlorophill Parameter(s) CPHL
Platform Buoy Manufacturer Chelsea Instruments
Instrument/Sensor documentation (URL) http://www.chelsea.co.uk/allproduct/marine/fluorom eters/fluorometers-overview
Sensor Type / Model 2125-016-PL Power Supply
Approximate Depth / Height -3 Sampling interval 3600 second(s)
Calibration Samples Available Yes Frequency of Calibration Samples monthly
Intercalibration Available Yes Intercalibration Platform
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Deployed 27/07/2007 Planned
Instrument/Sensor Type Currents Parameter(s) Currents
Platform Buoy Manufacturer RDI
Instrument/Sensor documentation (URL) http://www.rdinstruments.com/sen.aspx
Sensor Type / Model Sentinel 300KHz WH5300 Power Supply
Approximate Depth / Height -10 to -98 Sampling interval 3600 second(s)
Calibration Samples Available Yes Frequency of Calibration Samples
Intercalibration Available Yes Intercalibration Platform
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Deployed 27/07/2007 Planned
Instrument/Sensor Type Atmospheric Pressure at sea level Parameter(s) ATMS
Platform Buoy Manufacturer Vaisala
Instrument/Sensor documentation (URL) http://www.vaisala.com/en/services/technicalsuppor t/downloads/Pages/User-Manuals.aspx
Sensor Type / Model PTB 220 class A Power Supply
Approximate Depth / Height 3 Sampling interval 3600 second(s)
Calibration Samples Available Yes Frequency of Calibration Samples
Intercalibration Available Yes Intercalibration Platform
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Deployed 27/07/2007 Planned
Instrument/Sensor Type Air Temperature Parameter(s) Air Temperature
Platform Buoy Manufacturer Omega
Instrument/Sensor documentation (URL) http://www.omega.com/temperature/tsc.html
Sensor Type / Model O-905-44031 Power Supply
Approximate Depth / Height 3 Sampling interval 3600 second(s)
Calibration Samples Available Yes Frequency of Calibration Samples
Intercalibration Available Yes Intercalibration Platform
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