CLIMODE Subsurface Mooring Report : November 2005 - November 2007

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Lund, John M.
Davis, Xujing Jia
Ramsey, Andree L.
Straneo, Fiamma
Torres, Daniel J.
Palter, Jaime B.
Gary, Stefan F.
Fratantoni, David M.
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North Atlantic subtropical gyre
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Two years of temperature, salinity, current, and nutrient data were collected on four subsurface moorings as part of the 2 year field component of the CLIMODE experiment. The moorings were located in North Atlantic’s subtropical gyre, south-east of the Gulf Stream. Two moorings, the most heavily instrumented, were close to the Gulf Stream, in the region where cold air outbreaks force large air-sea fluxes and where Eighteen Degree Water outcrops. Two other moorings were located farther south and carried more limited instrumentation. The moorings were initially deployed in November of 2005, turned around in November of 2006 and finally recovered in November of 2007. During the first year, the moorings close to the Gulf Stream suffered considerable blow down, and some of the instruments failed. During the second year, the blow down was greatly reduced and most instruments collected a full year worth of data.
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Lund, J. M., Davis, X. J., Ramsey, A. L., Straneo, F., Torres, D. J., Palter, J. B., Gary, S., & Fratantoni, D. M. (2013). CLIMODE Subsurface Mooring Report: November 2005 - November 2007. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
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