Title Agulhas System Climate Array (ASCA) cruise on SA Agulhas II Voyage 037, July 2019

Isabelle Ansorge
Department of Oceanography, University of Cape Town, RW James Building, Residence Road, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, email: isabelle.ansorge@uct.ac.za

Tamaryn Morris
South African Weather Service, email: Tamaryn.Morris@weathersa.co.za

Publisher Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (2021)

Data Curator: SAEON Data Curation
South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON), email: curation@saeon.ac.za

Contact Person: Tamaryn Morris
South African Weather Service, email: Tamaryn.Morris@weathersa.co.za

Abstract The Agulhas System Climate Array (ASCA) is a mooring array and is designed to provide long-term observations of the Agulhas Current's volume, heat and salt transport and its variability from mesoscale (eddies), through seasonal to interannual timescales. The ASCA shelf and tall moorings extend 200 km offshore along decending TOPEX/Jason satellite ground track # 96, through the core of the Agulhas Current, with CPIES measurements extending the array to 300km offshore of Port Elizabeth. The data collected during the ASCA project have been obtained from various oceanographic instrumentation. This data was collected during the ASCA cruise on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 037 between 01 and 16 July 2019.
Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Temporal extent 01 Jul 2019 – 16 Jul 2019
Geographic extent

North: -33.0
South: -36.0
West: 17.0
East: 29.0

Keywords Agulhas Current, Agulhas System Climate Array (ASCA), ASCA, oceans, physical oceanography, SA Agulhas II, SA Agulhas II 037, South African east coast
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