Meteorological and oceanographic measurements during the ASREX III field experiment : cruise and data report


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dc.contributor.author Galbraith, Nancy R.
dc.contributor.author Gnanadesikan, Anand
dc.contributor.author Ostrom, William M.
dc.contributor.author Terray, Eugene A.
dc.contributor.author Way, Bryan S.
dc.contributor.author Williams, Neil J.
dc.contributor.author Hill, Steven H.
dc.contributor.author Terrill, Eric
dc.coverage.spatial 34°N, 70°W
dc.date.accessioned 2006-01-27T14:06:36Z
dc.date.available 2006-01-27T14:06:36Z
dc.date.issued 1996-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1912/471
dc.description.abstract The Third Acoustic Surface Reverberation Experiment (AS REX III) took place from December 1993 to March 1994 at Site L (34°N, 70°W) in the mid-Atlantic. As part of this experiment, two moorings were deployed to measure the environmental background. A meteorological and oceanographic mooring was deployed to characterize the surface wind stress, buoyancy flux, and the current and temperature structure over the top 500 meters. A Seatex Wavescan buoy was deployed to characterize the directional wave spectrum. This report presents results from these moorings. Wind speeds up to 25 m/s were seen, with significant heat losses (up to 1050 W/m2) when cold continental air moved out over the warm Atlantic. The wave heights ranged up to 8 m, with significant wave heights of several meters persisting for relatively long periods. Wave height and period, nondirectional spectra, directional spectra and a typology of wave events are presented and related to surface forcing. en
dc.description.sponsorship Funding was provided by the Office of Naval Research through Grant No. NOOOl4-91-J-1891. en
dc.format.extent 10801904 bytes
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-96-10 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Upper Ocean Processes Group en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UOP-96-01 en
dc.subject Meteorology en
dc.subject Oceanography en
dc.subject Moored instrument measurements en
dc.subject Mid-Atlantic en
dc.title Meteorological and oceanographic measurements during the ASREX III field experiment : cruise and data report en
dc.type Technical Report en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1575/1912/471

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