A compilation of moored current meter data from SYNOP arrays: one and two (September 1987 to July 1991), volume XLVI
MetadataShow full item record
KeywordOcean currents; Ocean temperature; Moored instruments; Knorr (Ship : 1970-) Cruise; Charles Darwin (Ship) Cruise; Oceanus (Ship : 1975-) Cruise
The Synoptic Ocean Prediction Experiment (SYNOP) was an ambitious, multi-faceted program focused on the dynamics and predictailty of the Gulf Stream and its recirculations. The moored array component contained the arrays; one just downstream of Cape Hatteras (the "Inlet Array"), one near 68°W (the SYNOP "Central Array") and one near 55°W ("SYNOP East") to which this report is addessed. There were two settings of the SYNOP East array, the first, from fall 1987 to summer 1989, contained 42 current meters on 13 moorings straddling the mean axis of the Stream and extending north and south into the two recirculations. The second extended the southernmost six moorings for an additional two years until summer 1991. Performance was excellent and all instruments but one were recovered.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Bennett, Sara L. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1988-09)The highly energetic Agulhas Retroflection region south of the African continent lies at the junction of the South Indian, South Atlantic, and Circumpolar Oceans. A new survey of the Agulhas Retroflection taken in March ...
Measurements and models of fine-structure, internal gravity waves and wave breaking in the deep ocean Eriksen, Charles C. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1976-09)Measurements of horizontal and vertical current by propeller cluster current meters and temperature by thermistors mounted on a rigid array 8 m high and 20 m long moored in the oceanic main thermocline near Bermuda are ...
Schudlich, Rebecca R. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1991-09)This thesis examines the effect of mean large-scale currents on the vertical structure of the upper ocean during two recent observational programs: the Long Term Upper Ocean Study (LOTUS) and the TROPIC HEAT experiments. ...