|Author(s)||Ollitrault Michel1, Auffret Yves1, Cortes Norbert1, Hemon Catherine1, Jegou Paul2, Le Reste Serge2, Loaec Gerard2, Rannou Jean Philippe3|
|Affiliation(s)||1 : IFREMER, UMR 6523, LPO, Brest, France
2 : IFREMER, SI2M, Brest, France
3 : Altran, Brest, France
|Source||Repères Oceans (1240-1153) (Ifremer), 1995 , Vol. 12|
|Abstract||In February 1994, during the SAMBA 1 cruise, 9 CTD casts were done and 22 subsurface floats (20 MARVOR, 1 VCM, 1 ALFOS) launched near 800 dbar in the Brazil basin, within the framework of the SAMBA Experiment. SAMBA (SubAntartic Motions in the Brazil bAsin), is a component of the WOCE float program, and aims at describing the absolute general circulation of the Antarctic Intermediate Water around 800 m depth in the Brazil basin. MARVOR and ALFOS floats cycle every 2 months between thier nominal depth and surface to transmit data via the ARGOS system and were programmed for 30 cycles, i.e. a total life of 5 years. THE VCM float, on the other hand is a one shot RAFOS-type float which was programmed for a 1.5 year mission at depth.
This report presents the hydrographic data and the first 18 months of float data obtained so far.
Ollitrault Michel, Auffret Yves, Cortes Norbert, Hemon Catherine, Jegou Paul, Le Reste Serge, Loaec Gerard, Rannou Jean Philippe (1995). The SAMBA experiment. Volume 1 : SAMBA 1 LAGRANGIAN and CTD DATA. February 1994 -August 1995. Repères Oceans, 12. Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00238/34946/