|Project:||U.S. GLOBEC Southern Ocean|
Jose Torres (University of South Florida)|
|BCO-DMO Data Manager:||
Nancy Copley (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)|
|Version date:||Nov 19, 2008|
|Dataset handle ID (e.g. DOI or other persistent identifier):||not yet assigned|
Current state: Final no updates expected
Description: Fish abundance data from MOC-10 trawls.
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| Expand | Collapse | MOCNESS10 Short name: MOC10 Community Standard Description Generic description
The Multiple Opening/Closing Net and Environmental Sensing System (MOCNESS) is based on the Tucker Trawl principle (Tucker, 1951). The MOCNESS-10 (with 10 m^2 nets) carries 6 nets of 3.0-mm circular mesh which are opened and closed sequentially by commands through conducting cable from the surface (Wiebe et al., 1976). In this system, "the underwater unit sends a data frame, comprising temperature, depth, conductivity, net-frame angle, flow count, time, number of open net, and net opening/closing, to the deck unit in a compressed hexadecimal format every 2 seconds and from the deck unit to a microcomputer every 4 seconds" (Wiebe et al., 1985).
PI supplied instrument name: MOCNESS10