Pan American Climate Study (PACS) : mooring recovery cruise report, R/V Melville cruise PACS03MV, 6 September to 30 September 1998


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dc.contributor.author Ostrom, William M.
dc.contributor.author Way, Bryan S.
dc.contributor.author Anderson, Steven P.
dc.contributor.author Jones, Brent
dc.contributor.author Key, Erica
dc.contributor.author Yuras, Gabriel
dc.coverage.spatial 3°S, 125°W
dc.coverage.spatial 10°N, 125°W
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-21T18:25:25Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-21T18:25:25Z
dc.date.issued 1999-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1912/82
dc.description.abstract Two surface moorings were recovered during R/V Melville cruise PACS03MV in the eastern equatorial Pacific as part of the Pan American Climate Study (PACS). PACS is a NOAA-funded study with the goal of investigating links between sea-surface temperature variability in the tropical oceans near the Americas and climate over the American continents. The two moorings were deployed near 125°W, spanning the strong meridional sea-surface temperature gradient associated with the cold tongue south of the equator and the warmer ocean north of the equator, near the northernmost, summer location of the Inter-tropical Convergence Zone. The moored array was deployed to improve the understanding of air-sea fluxes and of the processes that control the evolution of the sea surface temperature field in the region. Two surface mooring, located at 3°S, 125°W and 10°N, 125°W, belonging to the Upper Ocean Proccess (UOP) Group at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), were recovered after being on station for eight months. This was the second setting of the two moorings that had been redeployed from the University of Washington's R/V Thomas Thompson cruise number 73. The buoys of the two WHOI moorings were each equipped with meteorological instrumentation, including a Vector Averaging Wind Recorder (VAWR), and an Improved METeorological (IMET) system. The WHOI moorings also carried Vector Measuring Current Meters, single point temperature recorders, and conductivity and temperature recorders located in the upper 200 meters of the mooring line. In addition to the instrumentation noted above, a variety of other instruments, including an acoustic current meter, acoustic doppler meters, bio-optical instrument packages and an acoustic rain gauge, were deployed during the PACS field program. en
dc.description.sponsorship Funding was provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under contract number NA66GPO130. 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-99-06 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Upper Ocean Processes Group en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UOP-99-01 en
dc.subject Air-sea interaction en
dc.subject Moored instrument measurements en
dc.subject PACS en
dc.subject Pan American Climate Study en
dc.subject Eastern tropical Pacific en
dc.subject Ocean temperature en
dc.title Pan American Climate Study (PACS) : mooring recovery cruise report, R/V Melville cruise PACS03MV, 6 September to 30 September 1998 en
dc.type Technical Report en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1575/1912/82

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