FRONTS Expedition CTD Data Report, 15 January - 16 February 1980, R/V THOMAS WASHINGTON.
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
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The FRONTS Expedition was a multi-institutional experiment to study the subtropical front of the central North Pacific and to assess its variability in time and space. Ships, aircraft, and satellites were employed during the experiment and a broad range of measurements were carried out, ranging from microstructure to large-scale buoy trajectories. This report deals with hydrographic work carried out on the RV THOMAS WASHINGTON. The principal objective was to measure the three-dimensional thermohaline structure in the upper 1500 m. of the ocean in a 2 deg by 2 deg latitude-longitude area centered over the subtropical front. In this area, sampling was done a 20 min by 20 min latitude-longitude grid, to bring out the relevant frontal features. The grid was occupied twice, to determine the time variability of the thermohaline structure.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography