Microcat Moored CTD Profiler

Objectives

Along the Labrador coast and in eastern Barrow Strait (Canadian Arctic Archipelago), moored CTD modules are used to monitor year-long salinity and temperature variability. The modules are the Sea-Bird Microcat self-recording units. The SBE-37-SM MicroCAT C-T Recorder is a highly accurate, conductivity and temperature recorder with an internal battery and memory. It is designed for moorings and other long-term, stationary deployments at depths up to 7000 m. It includes a standard serial interface and non-volatile FLASH memory. Titanium and other non-corroding materials are used to minimize maintenance.

Sea-Bird Electronics Moored Instruments

photo of Microcat and yellow SUBS floats on deck

photo of Microcat and yellow SUBS floats on deck

Microcat being deployed

Microcat being deployed

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Related Publications

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  • Hamilton, J., S. Prinsenberg, and L. Malloch, 2002. Moored Current Meter and CTD Observaitons from Barrow Strait 1998-1999
  • Hamilton, J., S. Prinsenberg, and L. Malloch, 2003. Moored Current Meter and CTD Observaitons from Barrow Strait 1999-2000
  • Hamilton, J., S. Prinsenberg, and L. Malloch, 2004. Moored Current Meter and CTD Observaitons from Barrow Strait 2000-2001
  • Pettipas, R., J. Hamilton, and S. Prinsenberg, 2005. Moored Current Meter and CTD Observaitons from Barrow Strait 2001-2002
  • Hamilton J. and S. Prinsenberg. 2005. "Measuring freshwater transports through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago: addressing the climate change question"
  • Pettipas, R., J. Hamilton, and S. Prinsenberg, 2006. Moored Current Meter and CTD Observaitons from Barrow Strait 2002-2003
  • Prinsenberg, S. J. and R. Pettipas. 2007. "Ice and ocean mooring data statistics from Barrow Strait of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago for navigation and defence issues"
  • Prinsenberg, S. J. and R. Pettipas. 2008a. "Ice and ocean mooring data statistics from Barrow Strait, the central section of the NW Passage in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago".
  • Prinsenberg, S. J. and R. Pettipas. 2008b. "Ice and ocean mooring data statistics from Barrow Strait, the central section of the NW Passage in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago"
  • Peterson, I. K., S. J. Prinsenberg, J. Hamilton, and R. Pettipas. 2008. "Variability of Oceanographic and Ice Properties of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago"
  • Pettipas, R., J. Hamilton, and S. Prinsenberg. 2008. Moored current meter and CTD observations from Barrow Strait, 2003-2004.
  • Pettipas, R., J. Hamilton, and S. Prinsenberg. 2008. Moored current meter and CTD observations from Barrow Strait, 2004-2005.
  • Prinsenberg, S. J., J. Hamilton, I. Peterson, and R. Pettipas. 2008. "Observing and interpreting the seasonal variablity of the oceanographic fluxes passing through Lancaster Sound of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago"
  • Hamilton, J., K. Collins, and S. J. Prinsenberg. 2010. "Seasonal patterns in Arctic zooplankton and phytoplankton population from yearlong moored backscatter and fluorescence measurements"