Currents on water column, data from the EGIM, EMSO-Canarias (ESTOC), 2020

Date 2021-09-30
Temporal extent 2020-01-15 -2020-06-15
Author(s) Delory EricORCID1, Santana Raul1, Moran Rayco1, Remirez Xabier1, Marrero Ruben1, Cianca Andrés1, Hernández-Brito JoaquínORCID1
Affiliation(s) 1 : PLOCAN , Spain
DOI 10.17882/83643
Publisher SEANOE

This dataset contains acoustic Doppler derived current values acquired between the 15th of January 2020 and the 15th of June 2020 on EMSO-Canarias (a.k.a. ESTOC) observatory by the EGIM. ADCP current is one of the 7 core parameters monitored by the EGIM, EMSO Generic Instrumental Module. The EGIM prototype was deployed at the ESTOC site at 3580m depth, 100km North of Gran Canaria, to monitor local hydrodynamic variability and complement the data obtained by the ESTOC station.

Licence CC-BY
Utilisation These are untreated raw data, no QC has been applied. EMSO data are published without any warranty, express or implied. The user assumes all risk arising from his/her use of EMSO data. EMSO data are intended to be research-quality and include estimates of data quality and accuracy, but it is possible that these estimates or the data themselves contain errors. It is the sole responsibility of the user to assess if the data are appropriate for his/her use, and to interpret the data, data quality, and data accuracy accordingly. EMSO welcomes users to ask questions and report problems to the contact addresses listed in the data files or on the EMSO web page.
Acknowledgements Thanks to the European Commission funded EMSODEV project Grant Number 676555, the Instituto Español de Oceanografía (IEO) for the ship-time and support from crew of R/V Angeles Alvariño , Julien Legrand and Bertrand Moreau, Ifremer, France for their guidance and technical support
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Sensor metadata


  • Heading, Pitch and Roll (deg)
  • Water temperature (°C)
  • West->East Velocity for cell 1 to 128 (mm/s)
  • South->North Velocity for cell 1 to 128 (mm/s)
  • UP (to surface) Velocity for cell 1 to 128 (mm/s)
  • Velocity Error (mm/s)


  • Regional node: EMSO-Canarias (ESTOC)
  • Site: ESTOC
  • Node: EGIM
  • Coordinates: 29,198ºN ; 15.514ºW. Water Depth: 3650m
  • Depth: 3670 m


  • Cruise: CIANCA Andrés, REMIREZ Xabier, DELORY Eric (2019) ESTOC 2019 December Cruise RV IEO Angeles Alvariño


  • Cruise: CIANCA Andrés, CAUDET Eduardo (2020)  RV TRAMES1 

Operating parameters

  • Sampling period: 6 min
  • Anti-fouling device: No

Sensor metadata

  • Type: ADCP
  • Model: RDI Workhorse 300Khz sn 21582
  • Firmware: V50.40

Sensor configuration

  • No bottom track
  • 128 cells
  • Cell size: 1m
  • 20 pings per ensemble

Test and calibration

  • Manufacturer calibration
  • Pressure qualification test

Data management

  • Real time data transmission: No
File Size Format Processing Access
Data 434 KB CSV Raw data Open access
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Delory Eric, Santana Raul, Moran Rayco, Remirez Xabier, Marrero Ruben, Cianca Andrés, Hernández-Brito Joaquín (2021). Currents on water column, data from the EGIM, EMSO-Canarias (ESTOC), 2020. SEANOE.