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Upper Ocean Mooring Data Archive - MLML 91: The Marine Light - Mixed Layer Experiment

Overview:

The Marine Light - Mixed Layer Experiment took place in the sub-Arctic North Atlantic ocean, approximately 275 miles south of Reykjavik, Iceland, in 2822m of water. Data from a surface mooring fielded in 1991 is presented here.
The experiment was funded by the Office Of Naval Research.

Location:

59.489 North, 20.826 West

Duration:

About 4 months, 29 April 1991 - 6 September 1991

Instrumentation:

Meteorological Sensors
A Velocity Averaging Wind Recorder (VAWR 706) was deployed on the surface buoy.

Ocean Sensors
A string of 15 temperature sensors and an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) were deployed over the upper 325 meters of water.

Data:

More detailed information and access to data files is organized by data type:
Meteorology Data
Water Velocity Data
Temperature Data

References:

  • Plueddemann, A. J., R. A. Weller, T. D. Dickey, J. Marra, G. H. Tupper, B. S. Way, W. M. Ostrom, P. R. Bouchard, A. L. Oien, and N. R. Galbraith, The Marine Light-Mixed Layer Experiment Cruise and Data Report, Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst. Tech. Rep 93-33, Woods Hole, MA, 124 pp. abstract pdf
  • Stramska, M., T. Dickey, J. Marra, A. Plueddemann, C. Langdon, and R. Weller, Bio-optical variability associated with phytoplankton dynamics in the North Atlantic Ocean during spring and summer of 1991, J. Geophys. Res., 100, 6621-6632.
  • Plueddemann, A. J., R. A. Weller, M. Stramska, T. D. Dickey, and J. Marra, The vertical structure of the upper ocean during the Marine Light-Mixed Layer experiment, J. Geophys. Res., 100, 6605-6619, 1995.


Last updated: May 18, 2008