Gibraltar experiment : summary of the field program and initial results of the Gibraltar experiment
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LocationStrait of Gibraltar
KeywordOceanography; Ocean currents; Oceanus (Ship : 1975-) Cruise; Malaspina (Ship) Cruise; Lynch (Ship) Cruise; Tofino (Ship) Cruise
During the period October 1985 to October 1986 a large group of oceanographers collaborated in an intensive field effort called the Gibraltar Experiment. Scientists from Morocco, Spain, France, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States joined together to obtain an extensive suite of measurements which greatly enlarged the oceanographic data base for the Strait of Gibraltar. Primary experiment goals included obtaining one realization of the annual flow cycle, understanding the dynamical balances of the strait flow, developing strategies for long-term monitoring of the Strait, and increasing knowledge of strait effects on the adjacent ocean. Preliminary results show progress toward each of these four goals.
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