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dc.contributor.authorHutto, Lara
dc.contributor.authorWeller, Robert A.
dc.contributor.authorLord, Jeffrey
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Jason C.
dc.contributor.authorBouchard, Paul R.
dc.contributor.authorFairall, Christopher W.
dc.contributor.authorPezoa, Sergio
dc.contributor.authorBariteau, Ludovic
dc.contributor.authorLundquist, Jessica
dc.contributor.authorGhate, Virendra P.
dc.contributor.authorCastro, Rodrigo
dc.contributor.authorCisternas, Carolina
dc.coverage.spatial20°S, 85°W
dc.coverage.spatialChile
dc.date.accessioned2006-07-03T18:56:26Z
dc.date.available2006-07-03T18:56:26Z
dc.date.issued2006-02
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1912/1072
dc.description.abstractThe Ocean Reference Station at 20°S, 85°W under the stratus clouds west of northern Chile is being maintained to provide ongoing, climate-quality records of surface meteorology, of air-sea fluxes of heat, freshwater, and momentum, and of upper ocean temperature, salinity, and velocity variability. The Stratus Ocean Reference Station (ORS Stratus) is supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Observation Program. It is recovered and redeployed annually, with cruises that have come between October and December. During the October 2005 cruise of NOAA’s R/V Ronald H. Brown to the ORS Stratus site, the primary activities were recovery of the WHOI surface mooring that had been deployed in December 2004, deployment of a new WHOI surface mooring at that site, in-situ calibration of the buoy meteorological sensors by comparison with instrumentation put on board by staff of the NOAA Environmental Technology Laboratory (ETL), and observations of the stratus clouds and lower atmosphere by NOAA ETL. The ORS Stratus buoys are equipped with two Improved Meteorological (IMET) systems, which provide surface wind speed and direction, air temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, incoming shortwave radiation, incoming longwave radiation, precipitation rate, and sea surface temperature. The IMET data are made available in near real time using satellite telemetry. The mooring line carries instruments to measure ocean salinity, temperature, and currents. The ETL instrumentation used during the 2005 cruise included cloud radar, radiosonde ballons, and sensors for mean and turbulent surface meteorology. In addition, two technicians from the University of Concepcion collected water samples for chemical analysis. Finally, the cruise hosted a teacher participating in NOAA’s Teacher at Sea Program.en
dc.description.sponsorshipFunding was provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under Grant No. NA17RJ1223 and the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Ocean Research (CICOR).en
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherWoods Hole Oceanographic Institutionen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWHOI Technical Reportsen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWHOI-2006-06en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUpper Ocean Processes Groupen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUOP-2006-01en
dc.subjectSTRATUSen
dc.subjectOceanen
dc.subjectClimateen
dc.subjectRonald H. Brown (Ship) Cruise RB05-05en
dc.titleStratus Ocean Reference Station (20˚S, 85˚W), mooring recovery and deployment cruise R/V Ronald H. Brown cruise 05-05, September 26, 2005–October 21, 2005en
dc.typeTechnical Reporten
dc.identifier.doi10.1575/1912/1072


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