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dc.contributor.authorHodges, Benjamin A.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorFratantoni, David M.  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-10T20:26:07Z
dc.date.available2014-12-01T10:00:49Z
dc.date.issued2014-06
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Physical Oceanography 44 (2014): 1595–1604en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/6738
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © American Meteorological Society, 2014. This article is posted here by permission of American Meteorological Society for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Journal of Physical Oceanography 44 (2014): 1595–1604, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-13-0140.1.en_US
dc.description.abstractAutonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) surveys of temperature, salinity, and velocity in the upper 10 m of the ocean were carried out in low-wind conditions near the North Atlantic surface salinity maximum as part of the Salinity Processes in the Upper Ocean Regional Study (SPURS) project. Starting from a well-mixed state, the development, deepening, and decay of a warm salty diurnal surface layer was observed at <1-h resolution. The evaporation rate deduced from the freshwater anomaly of the layer corroborates measurements at a nearby flux mooring. Profiles within a few hundred meters of the stationary research vessel showed evidence of mixing, highlighting the effectiveness of AUVs for collecting uncontaminated time series of near-surface thermohaline structure. A two-dimensional horizontal subsurface survey within the diurnal warm layer revealed coherent warm and cool bands, which are interpreted as internal waves on the diurnal thermocline.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNASA supported this work under Grant NNX11AE82G.en_US
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Meteorological Societyen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1175/JPO-D-13-0140.1
dc.subjectAtm/Ocean Structure/ Phenomenaen_US
dc.subjectSurface layeren_US
dc.subjectObservational techniques and algorithmsen_US
dc.subjectIn situ oceanic observationsen_US
dc.titleAUV observations of the diurnal surface layer in the North Atlantic salinity maximumen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.embargo2014-12-01en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1175/JPO-D-13-0140.1


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