The Northwest Tropical Atlantic Station (NTAS) : NTAS-1 mooring deployment cruise report


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dc.contributor.author Plueddemann, Albert J.
dc.contributor.author Galbraith, Nancy R.
dc.contributor.author Ostrom, William M.
dc.contributor.author Tupper, George H.
dc.contributor.author Handy, Robert E.
dc.contributor.author Dunn, James M.
dc.coverage.spatial 14°50'N, 51°00'W
dc.date.accessioned 2005-07-18T14:37:37Z
dc.date.available 2005-07-18T14:37:37Z
dc.date.issued 2001-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1912/33
dc.description.abstract A surface mooring outfitted for meteorological and oceanographic measurement was deployed near 14°50'N, 51°00'W in the northwest tropical Atlantic on 30 March 2001. This was the initial deployment of the Northwest Tropical Atlantic Station (NTAS) project for air–sea flux measurement. These observations will be used to investigate air–sea interaction processes related to climate variability. The deployment was done on R/V Oceanus Cruise 365, Leg 5 by the Upper Ocean Processes Group (UOP) of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The 3-meter discus buoy was outfitted with two Air–Sea Interaction Meteorology (ASIMET) systems. Each system measures, records, and transmits via Argos satellite the surface meteorological variables necessary to compute air–sea fluxes of heat, moisture and momentum. The upper 120 m of the mooring line was outfitted with oceanographic sensors for the measurement of temperature and velocity. This report describes the initial deployment of the NTAS mooring (NTAS-1), including some of the pre-cruise buoy preparations and post cruise data comparisons. en
dc.description.sponsorship Funding was provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Ocean Research (CICOR) under Grant No. NA87RJ0445. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WHOI Technical Reports en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WHOI-2001-07 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Upper Ocean Processes Group en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UOP-2001-02 en
dc.subject Air-sea interaction en
dc.subject Tropical Atlantic en
dc.subject Moored instrumentation en
dc.title The Northwest Tropical Atlantic Station (NTAS) : NTAS-1 mooring deployment cruise report en
dc.type Technical Report en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1575/1912/33

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