Accession Number : ADA325738

Title :   Meteorological and Oceanographic Data During the ASREX III Field Experiment: Cruise and Data Report.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA

Personal Author(s) : Galbraith, Nancy R. ; Gnanadesikan, Anand ; Ostrom, William M. ; Terray, Eugene A. ; Way, Bryan S.

PDF Url : ADA325738

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 253

Abstract : The Third Acoustic Surface Reverberation Experiment (ASREX III) took place from December 1993 to March 1994 in the mid-Atlantic. As part of this experiment, two moorings were deployed to measure the environmental background. A meteorological and oceanographic mooring was deployed to characterize the surface wind stress, buoyancy flux, and the current and temperature structure over the top 500 meters. A Seatex WavescanTM buoy was deployed to characterize the directional wave spectrum. This report presents results from these moorings. Wave height and period, nondirectional spectra, directional spectra and a typology of wave events are presented and related to surface forcing.

Descriptors :   *METEOROLOGICAL DATA, *OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, *ACOUSTIC SCATTERING, *REVERBERATION, FLUX(RATE), FIELD TESTS, SPECTRA, METEOROLOGY, CLASSIFICATION, WIND VELOCITY, WAVES, WIND STRESS, BUOYANCY, BUOYS, MOORING.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Marine Engineering
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE