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dc.contributor.authorSanford, Thomas B.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorPrice, James F.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorGirton, James B.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorWebb, Douglas C.  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-28T15:34:55Z
dc.date.available2010-04-28T15:34:55Z
dc.date.issued2007-07-07
dc.identifier.citationGeophysical Research Letters 34 (2007): L13604en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/3342
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © American Geophysical Union, 2007. This article is posted here by permission of American Geophysical Union for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Geophysical Research Letters 34 (2007): L13604, doi:10.1029/2007GL029679.en_US
dc.description.abstractAn autonomous, profiling float called EM-APEX was developed to provide a quantitative and comprehensive description of the ocean side of hurricane-ocean interaction. EM-APEX measures temperature, salinity and pressure to CTD quality and relative horizontal velocity with an electric field sensor. Three prototype floats were air-deployed into the upper ocean ahead of Hurricane Frances (2004). All worked properly and returned a highly resolved description of the upper ocean response to a category 4 hurricane. At a float launched 55 km to the right of the track, the hurricane generated large amplitude, inertially rotating velocity in the upper 120 m of the water column. Coincident with the hurricane passage there was intense vertical mixing that cooled the near surface layer by about 2.2°C. We find consistent model simulations of this event provided the wind stress is computed from the observed winds using a high wind-speed saturated drag coefficient.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe development of the EM-APEX float system was supported by the Office of Naval Research through SBIR contract N00014-03-C-0242 to Webb Research Corporation and with a subcontract to APL-UW.en_US
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dc.publisherAmerican Geophysical Unionen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1029/2007GL029679
dc.subjectHurricane-ocean interactionen_US
dc.subjectWind stress and inertial motionsen_US
dc.subjectHurricane wakeen_US
dc.subjectNumerical upper ocean modelen_US
dc.subjectInstruments and methodsen_US
dc.titleHighly resolved observations and simulations of the ocean response to a hurricaneen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1029/2007GL029679


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