OOI southern Ocean mooring, deployments 3 and 4

In a manuscript in preparation, we would like to reference the finding from the following report


that during the third deployment of OOI mooring in the South Pacific Ocean, an offset of 5 W/m2 has been reported between the two sets of downward longwave radiation (DLW); how can we properly reference this finding?

Also, a comparison of the DLW radiation from this mooring with ERA5 showed that for the time period Jan 2016 - Nov 2018 the difference between the monthly mean DLW radiation estimate from ERA5 and the mooring observations is relatively constant and equals -17.2 Wm-2. After Nov 2018 OOI DLW observations show a sudden jump relative to the previous period. Such a jump is not evident in the reanalysis data and we were unable to find information about the potential offset of the observations during this time period. We would very much appreciate it if you could provide any information on this matter.

Thank you very much,
best regards,

Ivana Cerovecki


We are glad you found the annotations helpful.

The datareivew website you linked to was part of a 1.0 Data Review effort undertaken at Rutgers. The work was conducted under a grant to Rutgers and led by the Consortium for Ocean Leadership (COL). But the annotations on that website were pulled from the OOI Data Portal (https://ooinet.oceanobservatories.org/).

The annotations are provided as guidance to prospective researchers, but are not intended as reference material that can be cited in peer reviewed literature.

With regard to data citation, see the OOI’s ‘how-to-use-and-cite-data’ webpage (How to Use and Cite Data – Ocean Observatories Initiative). In your paper you could note that the annotation is provided in association with this dataset.

OOI/CGSN Data Team

Thank you very much for the info, Ivana