Coastal mixing and optics experiment moored array data report
Galbraith, Nancy R.
Plueddemann, Albert J.
Lentz, Steven J.
Anderson, Steven P.
Baumgartner, Mark F.
Edson, James B.
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xmlui.metadata.dc.coverage.spatialNew England shelf
SubjectMeteorology; Oceanography; North Atlantic; Moored instrument measurements; Ocean-atmosphere interaction; Oceanic mixing; Oceanus (Ship : 1975-) Cruise OC305
To investigate vertical mixing processes influencing the evolution of the stratification over continental shelves a moored array was deployed on the New England shelf from August 1996 to June 1997 as part of the Office of Naval Research's Coastal Mixing and Optics program. The array consisted of four mid-shelf sites instrumented to measure oceanic (currents, temperature, salinity, pressure, and surface gravity wave spectra) and meteorological (winds, surface heat flux, precipitation) variables. This report presents a description of the moored array, a summary of the data processing, and statistics and time-series plots summarizing the data. A report on the mooring recovery cruise and a summary of shipboard CTD surveys taken during the mooring deployment are also included.
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