Code 3901563
Name 8977
Description Argo UK
Project Argo UK
Institution Met Office (Ocean Weather Services)
Data Assembly Center BO : BODC
Activity Active
First station date 04/01/2021 03:30:37
Last station date 01/06/2021 10:58:26
Float cycles 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Stations in Ascii, in Netcdf
Trajectory data in Ascii, in Netcdf
Graphics of individual profiles Verticals profiles, Immersion profiles
Float Argo trajectory for platform 3901563
(C) Coriolis data centre - 2021.06.18
T/S Diagram
Section chart
Overlayed profiles
Waterfall profiles
Profiler LAUNCH DATETIME 03/01/2021 11:48:00
Profiler LAUNCH LATITUDE -41.9832
Profiler LAUNCH LONGITUDE -41.9093
Profiler PROBE CODE 846
Platform activity flag A
The last valid station id of the platform 77549350
Data centre in charge of platform data processing BO
Positioning system GPS
Transmission identifier (ARGOS, ORBCOMM, etc.) 8977i
The telecommunications system used IRIDIUM
The program identifier used by the transmission system f8977
The frequency of transmission from the float 1616000-1626500
The name of the manufacturer TWR
Instrument type 8977
Name of the principal investigator Jon Turton
Describe any anomalies or problems the float may have had. n/a
Quality on launch date, time and location 1
Quality on start date 1
Identifier of the deployment platform RRS JAMES COOK
Identifier of stations used to verify the first profile n/a
Status of the end of mission of the float 
Name of the project Argo UK
The related loading id 61965980
Date of last update of the metadata of the platform 15/06/2021 00:43:13
Firmware version
The manual version for the float n/a
The serial number of the float 8977
A standard format number to describe the data format for each float n/a
The format number used by the DAC to describe the data format type for each float I11IC
The type of battery packs in the float Alkaline
The configuration of battery packs in the float 2D Alk
The type of controller board APF11 [Iridium 4232 rev]
The secondary type of controller board n/a
The serial number of the primary controller board n/a
The serial number of the secondary controller board n/a
Extra features of the float (algorithms, compressee etc.) Ice avoidance capable
The float owner UK Met Office
The operating institution of the float UK Met Office
Float customisation, i.e. (institution and modifications) n/a
Category of instrument FLOAT
Platform type APEX
Type of sensor from L22 SeaVox Device Catalogue TOOL0669
Type of sensor from L22 SeaVox Device Catalogue TOOL0837
Date of last update of the tech data of the platform 01/06/2021 20:36:34
Configuration phases
Name Maker Model Serial number Units Accuracy Resolution
CTD_TEMP SBE SBE41CP_V7.2.5 41-11885
CTD_CNDC SBE SBE41CP_V7.2.5 41-11885
Physical parameters
Name Units Accuracy Resolution
CTD_PRES decibar 2.4 0.1
CTD_TEMP degree_Celsius 0.002 0.001
CTD_PSAL psu 0.005 0.001
Parameter Equation Coefficients Comment
PRES n/a n/a n/a
TEMP n/a n/a n/a
PSAL n/a n/a n/a
Technical parameters Details