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Stratus 12 : twelfth setting of the Stratus Ocean Reference Station

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dc.contributor.author Bigorre, Sebastien P.
dc.contributor.author Weller, Robert A.
dc.contributor.author Lord, Jeffrey
dc.contributor.author Galbraith, Nancy R.
dc.contributor.author Whelan, Sean P.
dc.contributor.author Holte, James W.
dc.contributor.author Cifuentes, Ursula
dc.contributor.author Sanchez, Eric
dc.contributor.author Labbe-Ibanez, Pamela A.
dc.contributor.author Raboya, Magda Mindiola
dc.contributor.author Oltman, Susan
dc.contributor.author Denton, Elsie
dc.contributor.author Shambaugh, James
dc.coverage.spatial 20°S, 85°W
dc.coverage.spatial Chile
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-13T16:42:33Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-13T16:42:33Z
dc.date.issued 2012-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1912/5544
dc.description.abstract The 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, 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. A NOAA vessel was not available, so this cruise was conducted on the Melville, operated by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. During the 2012 cruise on the Melville to the ORS Stratus site, the primary activities were the deployment of the Stratus 12 WHOI surface mooring, recovery of the previous (Stratus 11) WHOI surface mooring, in-situ calibration of the buoy meteorological sensors by comparison with instrumentation installed on the ship, and collection of underway and on station oceanographic data to continue to characterize the upper ocean in the stratus region. Underway CTD (UCTD) profiles were collected along the track. Surface drifters and subsurface floats were also launched along the track. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Funding was provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under Grant No. NA09OAR4320129. en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries WHOI Technical Reports en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries WHOI-2012-08 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Upper Ocean Processes Group en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries UOP-2012-04 en_US
dc.subject Melville (Ship) en_US
dc.subject Marine meteorology en_US
dc.subject Oceanography en_US
dc.title Stratus 12 : twelfth setting of the Stratus Ocean Reference Station en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1575/1912/5544


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