Socheongcho Ocean Research Station (Socheongcho ORS): delayed mode dataset, annual release (2022)

Socheongcho Ocean Research Station (Socheongcho ORS) opened in October 2014, and was built to help advance the understanding of the dynamics of the Yellow Sea, including its influence on Korea’s marine, terrestrial, and atmospheric environments, via the continuous and simultaneous multidisciplinary observation of local air and sea environments.

Socheongcho ORS is located in the central Yellow Sea about 50 km off the western coast of the Korean Peninsula. Its steel-jacket framed tower-type platform was built near the submarine rock named “Socheongcho” by the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST). The Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Agency (KHOA) has operated this platform since January 1, 2016.

Socheongcho ORS stands 42 m in height above the datum level (DL) and consists of a boat landing plus 7 decks (Bottom Deck, Intermediate Deck, Cellar Deck, Accommodation Deck, Main Deck, Roof Deck, and Heli Deck). Most of its meteorological instruments and sensors are installed on the Roof Deck, including two anemometers, two barometer, two air temperature sensors, and two relative humidity sensors. Ocean temperature and salinity have been relatively consistently measured at Socheongcho ORS. Aanderaa inductive-type conductivity-temperature (CT) sensors are installed at depths of 5.5 m throughout the entire year, operating at 1 min sampling intervals by KHOA. Residential facilities are on the Accommodation Deck and the electrical control room are on the Main Deck, while a seawater desalination system and a diesel generator system are installed on the Cellar Deck.


Physical oceanography, Atmosphere


Socheongcho, Korea Ocean Research Stations, offshore structure, Yellow Sea, delayed mode, time-series data, sea water temperature and salinity, wind speed and direction, air temperature, relative humidity, air pressure


37.4231N, 37.4231S, 124.7381E, 124.7381W


CT3919 (Aanderaa): sea water conductivity & temperature
HMP155 (VAISALA): air temperature, relative_humidity  
PTB210B (VAISALA): air pressure
Wind Monitor 05106 (RM YOUNG): wind speed, wind direction


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How to cite
Jeong Kwang-Young, Kwon Seok-Jae, Oh Hyun-Ju, Ham Hyun-Sik, Park Hye-Jin, Roh Jeong-Sig, Kim Young-Gyu, Lee Yun-Sik, Jeong Jin-Yong, Min Yong-Chim (2023). Socheongcho Ocean Research Station (Socheongcho ORS): delayed mode dataset, annual release (2022). SEANOE.

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