The Marine Light-Mixed Layer Experiment took place in the sub-Arctic North Atlantic ocean, approximately 275 miles south of Reykjavik, Iceland. Data from two buoys, fielded in 1989 and 1991, are presented separately.

The experiment was funded by the Office Of Naval Research.


69 degrees 35.61 minutes N, 20 degrees 57.85 minutes E


MLML89 12 April 1989 - 29 June 1989
MLML91 29 April 1991 - 6 September 1991


Dickey, T., J. Marra, M. Stramska, C. Langdon, T. Granata, R. Weller, A. Plueddemann, and J. Yoder, Bio-optical and physical variability in the sub-arctic North Atlantic Ocean during the spring of 1989, J. Geophys. Res., 99, 22,541-22,556, 1994.

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.

For Further Information

If you have trouble obtaining data please contact Nan Galbraith. If you have questions about data that you have obtained, please contact Al Plueddemann or Bob Weller.

Last updated: April 8, 2008