Code 3901662
Name APEX Profiling Float
Description Argo BSH
Project ARGO-BSH
Institution Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH)
Data Assembly Center IF : CORIOLIS
Activity Active
First station date 03/05/2018 01:09:11
Last station date 22/08/2021 11:20:38
Float cycles 123, 122, 121, 120, 119, 118, 117, 116, 115, 114, 113, 112, 111, 110, 109, 108, 107, 106, 105, 104, 103, 102, 101, 100, 99, 98, 97, 96, 95, 94, 93, 92, 91, 90, 89, 88, 87, 86, 85, 84, 83, 82, 81, 80, 79, 78, 77, 76, 75, 74, 73, 72, 71, 70, 69, 68, 67, 66, 65, 64, 63, 62, 61, 60, 59, 58, 57, 56, 55, 54, 53, 52, 51, 50, 49, 48, 47, 46, 45, 44, 43, 42, 41, 40, 39, 38, 37, 36, 35, 34, 33, 32, 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0
Stations in Ascii, in Netcdf
Trajectory data in Ascii, in Netcdf
Graphics of individual profiles Verticals profiles, Immersion profiles
Float Argo trajectory for platform 3901662
(C) Coriolis data centre - 2021.09.22
T/S Diagram
Section chart
Overlayed profiles
Waterfall profiles
Profiler TYPE APEX
Profiler VERSION 2.10.4.A
Profiler CYCLE PERIOD 10
Profiler LAUNCH DATETIME 23/04/2018 07:59:00
Profiler LAUNCH LATITUDE 47.0378
Profiler LAUNCH LONGITUDE -40.9407
Profiler REFERENCE DATETIME 23/04/2018 00:00:00
Profiler PROBE CODE 846
Profiler PARKING DEPTH 1000
Profiler PROFILE DEPTH 2000
Platform activity flag A
The last valid station id of the platform 80441440
Data centre in charge of platform data processing IF
Positioning system ARGOS
Transmission identifier (ARGOS, ORBCOMM, etc.) 53352
The telecommunications system used ARGOS
The program identifier used by the transmission system 1895
The frequency of transmission from the float 401.67
The repetition rate of transmission from the float 45
Model of the float APEX with SBE 41- 8452
The name of the manufacturer TWR
Instrument type 8452
Direction of the profiles A
Name of the principal investigator Birgit Klein
Quality on launch date, time and location 1
Date (UTC) of the first descent of the float. 23/04/2018 07:29:00
Quality on start date 1
Identifier of the deployment platform Maria S Merian
Identifier of stations used to verify the first profile yes
The number of times this cycle repeats 1
Name of the cruise MSM73
Date of last update of the metadata of the platform 24/04/2018 15:00:00
Date of last update of the trajectory of the platform 24/08/2021 01:33:06
Version number of the data handbook 1.2
List of parameters with real-time calibration information PSAL
Calibration equation for this parameter PSAL_ADJUSTED = a1 * PSAL + a0
Calibration coefficients for this equation a1=1, a0=0.0002
Comment applying to this parameter calibration Real-time salinity adjustment
Date of the calibration 20201227000000
Firmware version 2.10.4
Allows the user to specify that the down-time should expire at a specific time of day (ToD) -1
Logging verbosity with lower values producing more terse logging 5
The manual version for the float 301308, Rev.9
The type of battery packs in the float Alkaline
The configuration of battery packs in the float 3 alkaline D string
The type of controller board APF11
The serial number of the primary controller board 089-4517
The float owner BSH
The operating institution of the float Coriolis
Mission configuration - up time 1120
Mission configuration - down time 13280
Mission configuration - park piston position 1081
Mission configuration - depth correction factor 100
Mission configuration - internal vacuum threshold 9
Mission configuration - ascent timeout period 540
Mission configuration - max air bladder pressure 12
Mission configuration - target profile piston position 262
Mission configuration - park and profile cycle length 1
Fully extended piston position 3700
Retracted piston position 147
Initial buoyancy nudge 300
Deep profile descent period 215
Park descent period 260
Mission prelude period 360
SBE41 firmware revision Version 7.2.5
Bitmask when ice detection is active 0x0000
Critical temperature for under-ice mixed layer -1.78
Pressure Activation Piston Position 262
Argos id 795138B
Ice evasion pressure 20
Category of instrument FLOAT
Comment on float visual inspection done just before deployment OK
Comment on ballast visual inspection done just before deployment OK
Startup date of the float 23/04/2018 07:28:21
Name of the deployment operator A. Schneehorst
Hex value of the transmission identifier 0x795138B
Is the float a deep profile first (yes/no) no
Platform type APEX
Argos frequency 401.67
Type of sensor from L22 SeaVox Device Catalogue TOOL0668
Comment on float internal checks before deployment (valve and pump actions, argos transmission check) OK
Maximum sampling pressure used by ice cover detection algorithm. 50
Activates or deactivates recovery mode. no
The rate of ascent in decibars per second that the float attempts to maintain. During the ascent the float measures its actual ascent rate, and if it is less than AscentRate, the buoyancy position is moved in accordance with BuoyancyNudge. 0.08
The interval in seconds between float samples of the pressure to check the ascent rate and to determine if the surface has been reached. 300
The interval in seconds between float samples of the pressure to determine if the Profile depth has been reached. 300
The interval in seconds between which the float attempts to communicate over the Iridium satellite network. 3600
The period in days over which the float avoids the surface due to the possible presence of large, crushing icebergs but performs all the other phases during each profiling cycle. 14
The time in seconds between which the float momentarily awakens from the lowpower state to verify the piston position and check the pressure. If the pressure is more than MActivationPressure, the float goes into Mission mode. 3600
If set to 'on' the float will transition to the Emergency mode upon detection of an internal water leak. no
The minimum pressure in decibars at which the float goes into Mission mode. It determines the float?s pressure activation depth. The float checks for this pressure periodically at the rate specified by IdleTimerInterval. 25
The minimum allowable buoyancy position in counts, overriding any other count setting. 147
The number of counts to change the piston position from its current position in the direction that will bring the float closer to the Park depth. 5
The maximum pressure difference in decibars between the actual pressure and ParkPressure. When exceeded, the piston position is adjusted by ParkBuoyancyNudge to move the float towards the Park depth. 10
The interval in seconds between float samples of the pressure to determine if the Park depth has been reached. The pressure is recorded to the science_log.bin file. 1200
The interval in seconds between float samples of the pressure to determine if the pressure is within the dead band specified by ParkDeadband. 3600
If set to 'on' the float will transit to the ParkDescphase at the end of the period determined by PreludeTime if the self tst passes. If the self tst fails, the float will go into Emergency mode. If set to 'off' the float will transit to the ParkDescphase no
The press in decibars added to the most recently measured press at the surf, the sum of which is the press at which the conductivity, temperature and press sampling stops for a pumped type CTD. It is also the press at which the Surf phase begins. 4
For Apex APF11 Iridium floats, Hyper Retraction is used to pull in an amount of oil to temporarily increase a float s density as it leaves the ocean surface 0
For Apex APF11 Iridium floats, Hyper Retraction is used to pull in an amount of oil to temporarily increase a float s density as it leaves the ocean surface 850
VitalsMask 0x0007
Date of last update of the tech data of the platform 24/08/2021 01:33:20
Configuration phases
Total time of a cycle : descent + parking + ascent + surface Preset duration of the down time (start of descent to start of ascent) Preset duration of the up time (start of ascent to start of descent) Pressure of subsurface drifts Deepest pressure sampled in the ascending profile
240 1000 2000
Name Maker Model Serial number Units Accuracy Resolution
CTD_TEMP SBE SBE41 41-9814
CTD_CNDC SBE SBE41 41-9814
Physical parameters
Name Units Accuracy Resolution
CTD_PRES decibar 2.4 0.1
CTD_TEMP degree_Celsius 0.002 0.001
CTD_CNDC 0.005 0.001
Parameter Equation Coefficients Comment
PRES n/a n/a
TEMP n/a n/a
PSAL n/a n/a
Technical parameters Details