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An array of five deep current meter moorings, each 100 m above the ocean bottom, was maintained along a line extending southeast from Cape Hatteras, NC for 34 months from October 1987 through August 1990. The transect line was part of the SYNOP (Synoptic Ocean Prediction experiment) Inlet Array, which also had a surrounding array of Inverted Echo Sounders. The line extended from approximately the 2300 m to the 3800 m isobath (roughly 100 km long), intended to measure currents in the Deep Western Boundary Current in the region where the Gulf Stream crosses over it. This report describes the array design and data processing, and presents the basic statistics for each record. The current and temperature records are also displayed in 40-hour low-passed time series plots.
Pickart, Robert S.; Qian, Xiaoshu; and Watts, D. Randolph, "SYNOP Inlet Experiment: Bottom Current Meter Data Report for October 1987 to August 1990 Mooring Period" (1991). Physical Oceanography Technical Reports. Paper 11.