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dc.contributor.authorGalbraith, Nancy R.
dc.contributor.authorGnanadesikan, Anand
dc.contributor.authorOstrom, William M.
dc.contributor.authorTerray, Eugene A.
dc.contributor.authorWay, Bryan S.
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Neil J.
dc.contributor.authorHill, Steven H.
dc.contributor.authorTerrill, Eric
dc.coverage.spatial34°N, 70°W
dc.date.accessioned2006-01-27T14:06:36Z
dc.date.available2006-01-27T14:06:36Z
dc.date.issued1996-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1912/471
dc.description.abstractThe 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.sponsorshipFunding was provided by the Office of Naval Research through Grant No. NOOOl4-91-J-1891.en
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherWoods Hole Oceanographic Institutionen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWHOI Technical Reportsen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWHOI-96-10en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUpper Ocean Processes Groupen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUOP-96-01en
dc.subjectMeteorologyen
dc.subjectOceanographyen
dc.subjectMoored instrument measurementsen
dc.subjectMid-Atlanticen
dc.subjectKnorr (Ship : 1970-) Cruiseen
dc.subjectEdwin Link (Ship) Cruiseen
dc.titleMeteorological and oceanographic measurements during the ASREX III field experiment : cruise and data reporten
dc.typeTechnical Reporten
dc.identifier.doi10.1575/1912/471


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