IMOS - ANMN Queensland and Northern Australia, Kimberley 50m (KIM050) Mooring Platform

Research Project

Brief description The Kimberley 50m mooring (IMOS platform code KIM050) is part of the Kimberley array. It was initially deployed on the 21/10/2011 at (16.46 S, 122.38 E). The site depth is 54m. This mooring array was discontinued, and this mooring removed in August 2014. Mooring Designs replicate where possible similar instrumentation to the Shelf ITF moorings. Observations of currents, temperature and salinity are collected throughout the array with the coastal mooring also observing optical water quality parameters of fluorescence and turbidity. The Kimberley array, in combination with the Pilbara array and the ITF Array will help determine the influence of the Indonesian Throughflow on the currents along the Northwest shelf and as well as processed driving cross shelf exchange. The Kimberly line will help document the southward flowing seasonal Holloway shelf current (thought to be connected to the Indonesian Throughflow). The Kimberly coast is characterised by high freshwater inputs, leading to a cross shelf density gradient. The cross shelf arrays will allow variability in the gradient of density and the resultant gravitational currents to be determined.

Lineage SBE39PT Seabird 39 Temp & Pressure SBE37SM Seabird 37 Cond. Temp & Pressure FLNTU RDI Workhorse Sentinel ADCP SBE56T Seabird 56 Temp For the initial KIM50 deployment we have substituted Wetlabs fluorometer and turbidity meters that are paired with SBE37 CTDs. And then replace these with WQM equivalents: new generation SBE16v2+ units and add on the FLNTUs + dissolved oxygen and PAR.

Notes Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS). IMOS is a national collaborative research infrastructure, supported by Australian Government.

Notes Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)



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WAIMOS Kimberley Mooring Array Cruise Report (WAIMOS_Kimberley_Moorings_Cruise_Report_Trip_5646.docx)

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