Boundary Pass Current Meter Deployed 2013-10-11

The Nortek Aquadopp Current Meter A3L5377 AQD8386 was deployed on 2013-10-11 at Boundary Pass. Boundary Pass is a strait located along the boundary between Washington State and British Columbia. It connects Haro Strait with the Strait of Georgia. This device is a Current Meter. Acoustic Current Meters (ACM) measure current speed and direction, using the Doppler Effect. Aquadopp current metres have a sensor head that contains 3 acoustic transducers, a tilt sensor, a temperature sensor and a pressure sensor. The instrument transmits a short pulse of sound, and then listens to its echo to measure the change in pitch or frequency. The change in pitch can determine the velocity of the current. It was deployed on a fixed platform. Data from this deployment were archived and made available through Ocean Networks Canada's Oceans 2.0 digital infrastructure, with quality assurance and derived data products following established practices.

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Metadata Reference Date(s) July 5, 2021, 17:42 (UTC) (Creation)
August 31, 2021, 10:49 (UTC) (Revision)
Dataset Reference Date(s) August 30, 2021 (Creation)
Frequency of Update As Needed

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Additional Info

Field Value
Ocean Variables Surface Currents
Scope Dataset
Status Completed
Maintenance Note
Point of Contact
  • Name: Ocean Networks Canada Society
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    Role: Custodian
Responsible Party
  • Individual Name: Ocean Networks Canada Society
    Contact Info Email:
    Role: Custodian
Spatial Extent {"coordinates":[-123.0391333333,48.7665333333],"type":"Point"}
North Bounding Latitude 48.7665333333
South Bounding Latitude 48.7665333333
East Bounding Longitude -123.0391333333
West Bounding Longitude -123.0391333333
Temporal Extent Begin: 2013-10-11
End: 2014-04-11
Vertical Extent Min: 219.0
Max: 219.0
Default Locale English
Citation identifier
Code: 17da8af7-5beb-4855-9ccb-4604edaa9f64