SECARGO

SECARGO Project

Objective

Test capabilities for monitoring the South Equatorial Current westward mass and heat transports in the upper 1000m into the Coral Sea. Argo profilers provide temperature-salinity relationship; XBT probes are deployed repeatedly from a commercial ship between Noumea and Honiara. A hydrographic cruise took place in May 2010.

Participants and support

Descriptive (Coriolis/GMMC site)

Data

Home site: SPICE>Data home>SECARGO

SECARGO-1 XBT/APEX deployment

(June 2008)

SECARGO Cruise

(N/O ALIS, May 2010)

Argo float deployments

Trip1: 28/06/2008 (map; float WMO 5901880(UW5385) 5901881(UW5388) 5901882(UW5389) 5901883(UW5390) 5901884(UW5391))

 

 

XBT deployments

 

Trip1: 28/06/2008

 

Trip2: 31/10/2008

 

Trip3: 27/02/2009

 

Trip4: 18/08/2009

 

Trip5: 17/02/2010

 

Trip 6: 22/11/2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 XBT-SECARGO-All

Trip 7: 04/04/2011

 

Trip 8: 08/2011

 

Trip 9: 05/2012

 

Trip 10: 11/2012

 

Trip 11: 06/2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data availability:

Data are available on the Coriolis data center

Plans

  • 2 HR-XBT deployments/year (depending on probe availabilities)
  • Regular Argo seeding; depending on current Argo density
2013 - Solwara: a SPICE/CLIVAR programme