Accession Number:

ADA209535

Title:

FASINEX (Frontal Air-Sea Interaction Experiment) Moored Instrumentation

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA

Report Date:

1989-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

In 1986, FASINEX, a multi-investigator cooperative experiment, was conducted to study the role of horizontal variability in air-sea interaction in the persistent front formed in the subtropical convergence zone south of Bermuda. Aimed at investigating all aspects of the atmospheric and oceanic variables related to the formation and maintenance of the front, an array of meteorological and current meter moorings was deployed by the WHOI Buoy Group in 5400 meters of water. Two subsurface current meter moorings were deployed in Oct 1984 five surface meteorological and current meter moorings and four Profiling Current Meter moorings were set in Jan 1986. All except one PCM mooring, which was lost, were recovered in June 1986. This report discusses the extensive preparations of, and modifications to,the WHOI Buoy Group instruments placed on the 5 surface moorings. The equipment included 30 vector measuring current meters, 10 vector averaging current meters and 5 vector averaging wind recorders. Keywords Subtropical oceanographic fronts, Air water interactions, Marine atmospheres, Oceanographic equipment, Meteorological instruments, Convergence zones.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE