Microstructure Casts during AIWEX (Arctic Internal Wave Experiment). A Summary,
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The Arctic Internal Wave Experience AIWEX was designed to study the internal wave and microstructure fields in in the Beaufort Sea in the early spring. A major goal of the experiment was to verify the hypothesis that the internal wave and microstructure fields beneath the ice are far less energetic than in temperate oceans. Major goals of the microstructure measurements were to characterize the double-diffusive staircase region in the depth range 300-450m to estimate the heat flux from the deep Atlantic water into shallower depth zones and to assess the influence of mesoscale and submesoscale eddies on turbulence beneath the ice. Keywords Underice internal waves Spring season Sea water eddies Bathythermograph data Electrical conductivity TemperatureSalinity data Staircase temperature profiles.
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