Dataset: GBRLSL: Lizard Island Slope Mooring component of the GBR Mooring Array


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GBRLSL: Lizard Island Slope Mooring component of the GBR Mooring Array.\n Northern GBR - Lizard Island Moorings \n \nThe moorings in the northern area around Lizard Island are designed to detect two phenomena. The first is to measure the northern arm of the bifurcation where the westward South Equatorial Current impacts the reef and splits into two streams, one traveling north and one travelling south along the outer GBR. The bifurcation point varies latitudinally seasonally and so the variability is to be monitored. The slope mooring is located near Jewel Reef (GBRLSL). \n \nThe other process being measured is the cross shelf movement of water onto the GBR shelf. As the outer ribbon reef is well defined in this area most of the exchange is confined to narrow reef passages and the entrance of Cormorant Passage has been occupied (GBRLSH).\n The Mooring array is part of the GBROOS or Great Barrier Reef Ocean Observing System project which in turn is part of the Australian Integrated Marine Observing System or IMOS.\n

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