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


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.


59.489 North, 20.826 West


About 4 months, 29 April 1991 - 6 September 1991


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.


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


  • 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