Code 6903699
Name APEX Profiling Float
Description Argo FINLAND
Institution Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI)
Data Assembly Center IF : CORIOLIS
Activity Active
First station date 30/05/2019 16:50:46
Last station date 21/05/2021 03:15:18
Float cycles 144, 143, 142, 141, 140, 139, 138, 137, 136, 135, 134, 133, 132, 131, 130, 129, 128, 127, 126, 125, 124, 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 6903699
(C) Coriolis data centre - 2021.06.13
T/S Diagram
Section chart

Overlayed profiles

Waterfall profiles

Profiler TYPE APEX
Profiler VERSION 2.11.3.R
Profiler CRC TYPE 16
Profiler LAUNCH DATETIME 30/05/2019 14:15:00
Profiler LAUNCH LATITUDE 61.4013
Profiler LAUNCH LONGITUDE 20.1888
Profiler REFERENCE DATETIME 30/05/2019 00:00:00
Profiler PROBE CODE 846
Platform activity flag A
The last valid station id of the platform 77406447
Bathy 119
Data centre in charge of platform data processing IF
Positioning system GPS
Transmission identifier (ARGOS, ORBCOMM, etc.) 074-1318
The telecommunications system used IRIDIUM
The repetition rate of transmission from the float 360
Model of the float APEX with SBE 41-AE100+Optode
The name of the manufacturer TWR
Instrument type 8541
Direction of the profiles A
Name of the principal investigator Laura Tuomi
Quality on launch date, time and location 1
Date (UTC) of the first descent of the float. 30/05/2019 14:15:00
Quality on start date 1
Identifier of the deployment platform RV Aranda
The number of times this cycle repeats 1
Name of the cruise Combine2
Date of last update of the metadata of the platform 14/06/2019 16:00:00
Date of last update of the trajectory of the platform 21/05/2021 07:35:27
Version number of the data handbook 1.2
Firmware version 2.11.3 STD Final
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 type of battery packs in the float Alkaline
The type of controller board APF11
The serial number of the primary controller board 074-1318
Anderaa calibration coeff C0 2.749720E-03
Anderaa calibration coeff C1 1.161880E-04
Anderaa calibration coeff C2 2.349250E-06
Anderaa calibration coeff C3 2.317240E+02
Anderaa calibration coeff C4 -3.593610E-01
Anderaa calibration coeff C5 -4.987480E+01
Anderaa calibration coeff C6 4.613840E+00
Mission configuration - up time 280
Mission configuration - down time 300
Mission configuration - park piston position 1573
Mission configuration - depth correction factor 100
Mission configuration - internal vacuum threshold 9
Mission configuration - ascent timeout period 150
Mission configuration - max air bladder pressure 12
Mission configuration - target profile piston position 1348
Mission configuration - park and profile cycle length 1
Fully extended piston position 3706
Retracted piston position 147
Initial buoyancy nudge 300
Deep profile descent period 10
Park descent period 34
Mission prelude period 45
Bitmask when ice detection is active 0x0000
Critical temperature for under-ice mixed layer -1.78
Anderaa optode phase coeff 0 -1.1191
Anderaa optode phase coeff 1 1
Anderaa optode phase coeff 2 0
Anderaa optode phase coeff 3 0
Pressure Activation Piston Position 262
Ice evasion pressure 20
Aanderaa Optode temp coeff 0 2.447040E+01
Aanderaa Optode temp coeff 1 -3.169000E-02
Aanderaa Optode temp coeff 2 3.002980E-06
Aanderaa Optode temp coeff 3 -4.367540E-09
Aanderaa Optode temp coeff 4 0.000000E+00
Aanderaa Optode temp coeff 5 0.000000E+00
Category of instrument FLOAT
Number of the SIM card 8988169514001158554
Startup date of the float 30/05/2019 14:15:00
Method used to deploy the float Manual
Is the float a deep profile first (yes/no) no
Vertical pressure offset due to the fact that the OPTODE sensor is not exactly at the CTD pressure (in dbar) 0
Platform type APEX
Type of sensor from L22 SeaVox Device Catalogue TOOL0669
Type of sensor from L22 SeaVox Device Catalogue TOOL0826
Optode is set up to perform measurements in air for calibration (yes/no) yes
Delay between CTD and Optode (in second) 0
Maximum sampling pressure used by ice cover detection algorithm. 50
Khi coefficient for backscattering processing. 1.097
Rudics ID for Apex floats with sbd transmission 074-1318
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. 20
The interval in seconds between float samples of the pressure to determine if the Profile depth has been reached. 20
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. yes
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. 300
The interval in seconds between float samples of the pressure to determine if the pressure is within the dead band specified by ParkDeadband. 1200
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 yes
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 21/05/2021 07:37:37
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
50 80
Name Maker Model Serial number Units Accuracy Resolution
Physical parameters
Name Units Accuracy Resolution
CTD_PRES decibar 2.4 0.1
CTD_TEMP degree_Celsius 0.002 0.001
CTD_CNDC psu 0.005 0.001
OPTODE_DOXY degree_Celsius
OPTODE_DOXY micromole/kg 10% 0.001
OPTODE_DOXY millibar
Parameter Equation Coefficients Comment
Technical parameters Details