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IMOS - South-East Queensland 200m (SEQ200) Mooring Platform

The South-East Queensland 200m mooring (IMOS platform code SEQ200) is part of the East Australian Current (EAC) array. It was initially deployed on the 25/03/2012 at (27.34 S, 153.77 E). The site depth is 200m.

Observations of currents, temperature, and conductivity are measured.

In conjunction with the SEQ400 mooring and the North Stradbroke Island National Reference Station (NRS NSI), this mooring forms the inshore component of the the EAC mooring array. The East Australian Current (EAC) is the major western boundary current of the south Pacific Ocean. It plays a critical role in the ocean re-distribution of global heat from the equator to the midand- high latitudes. The EAC is relatively stable north of Brisbane, but as the current moves south 2-3 large eddies are pinched off every year. These eddies frequently move onto the continental shelf and close inshore and influence the local circulation patterns. At prominent coastal features the EAC moves away from the coast, driving upwelling which draws nutrient-rich water from a depth of 200m or more.

Management of this mooring is undertaken by staff from the National Reference Station (North Stradbroke and Maria Island).

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Title IMOS - South-East Queensland 200m (SEQ200) Mooring Platform
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
Data Status inactive
Update Frequency asNeeded
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/dataset/a396c035-ae64-4051-a1d9-6905edbc2905
Date Published 2017-06-24
Date Updated 2017-08-07
Contact Point
CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere - Hobart
Geospatial Coverage {"type": "Point", "coordinates": [153.77, -27.34]}
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal Australian Oceans Data Network CSW Harvester
Publisher/Agency CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere - Hobart
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