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Rib Reef Deployments of the Facility for the Automated Intelligent Monitoring of Marine Systems - FAIMMS

Sensor network infrastructure was installed at Rib Reef in the central Great Barrier Reef off Townsville, Australia. The infrastructure consists of a single 1300 mm buoy located off the north (front) of the reef. The buoy has an Inductive Modem (IM) line that extends from the buoy to the bottom and then along the bottom for around 50 m and then rises to flotation located 9 m below the surface. Instruments are located on this riser to give a profile through the water column.

The station is designed to measure temperature of the water column at the front of the reef and in particular to detect upwelling and other events where warmer bottom water is pushed across the shelf onto the reefs. This not only indicates processes operating across the shelf but also conditions when coral bleaching may be more common.

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Title Rib Reef Deployments of the Facility for the Automated Intelligent Monitoring of Marine Systems - FAIMMS
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Other
Data Status inactive
Update Frequency continual
Landing Page http://data.gov.au/dataset/ede207b1-aef8-4d68-8399-a477aa223331
Date Published 2017-03-03
Date Updated 2017-04-22
Contact Point
Australian Institute of Marine Science
reception@aims.gov.au
Geospatial Coverage {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[146.8725, -18.4695], [146.8715, -18.4695], [146.8715, -18.469], [146.8725, -18.469], [146.8725, -18.4695]]]}
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal Australian Oceans Data Network CSW Harvester
Publisher/Agency Australian Institute of Marine Science
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