Accession Number:

ADA209604

Title:

FASINEX (Frontal Air-Sea Interaction Experiment) January - June 1986. FASINEX Moored Current Meter Array Data Report Including WHOI (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) Meteorologically Instrumented Surface Moorings (F2-845, F4-846, F6-847, F8-848, F10-849) and WHOI Long Term Subsurface Moorings (F1-829, F12-830)

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA

Report Date:

1988-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

282.0

Abstract:

The Frontal Air-Sea Interaction Experiment FASINEX examined air-sea interaction in the vicinity of sea surface temperature fronts in the Subtropical Convergence Zone STCZ. Mooring measurements were made from five surface, four Profiling Current Meter PCM and two longer duration subsurface moorings. The surface moorings collected oceanographic and meteorological data, using a 3- meter instrumented discus buoy and eight to ten Vector Measuring Current Meters VMCMs and Vector Averaging Current Meters VACMs. The surface buoy carried a Vector Measuring Wind recorder VAWR and a Meteorological Recorder MR which measured wind speed and direction, sea surface temperature SST, air temperature, insolation, barometric pressure and relative humidity. The MR also transmitted meteorological and engineering data via ARGOS. The VMCMs and VACMs, placed from 10 to 4000 m, measured oceanic velocities and temperatures. This report presents meteorological and oceanographic data from the seven W.H.O.I. moorings, with major emphasis on the surface mooring data. Details of the moored array and a statement of data return and quality are also included. jes

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE