Accession Number:

ADA359372

Title:

SeaSoar CTD Observations During the Coastal Mixing and Optics Experiment: R/V Endeavor Cruises from 14 August to 1 September 1996 and 25 April to 15 May 1997

Descriptive Note:

Data rept.

Corporate Author:

OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS COLL OF OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

Report Date:

1998-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

502.0

Abstract:

Two physical oceanography cruises on the RV Endeavor were conducted by the co-PIs Jack Barth and Mike Kosro as part of the ONR-sponsored Coastal Mixing and Optics CMO Accelerated Research Initiative. The objective was to rapidly survey a region around 40.5N, 70.5W where a set of moorings and a stationary vessel conducting profiling operations were located. The first cruise took place during a period of strong summer stratification 14 August to 01 September 1996 the second cruise was conducted in the following spring 25 April to 15 May 1997 as water over the shelf restratified after mixing by winter storms. The water column was sampled by towing the undulating vehicle SeaSoar from the surface to within 5-7 m of the bottom. The vehicle was equipped with a standard SeaBird 911 CTD sensor to measure conductivity, temperature, and depth a nine-wavelength light absorption and attenuation meter WETLabs ac-9 and a new microstructure instrument developed by OSU MicroSoar which measured conductivity and temperature at a very high frequency sampling rate using robust, fast-response probes.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE