Small-scale turbulence is a random phenomenon, and theoretical relationships about
turbulent processes are often only crude approximations. There are relatively few accurate
statements that can be made about a turbulent flow without recourse to experimental evidence
from flow itself (Tennekes and Lumley, 1972). In the atmosphere, turbulent flows are relatively...
This report documents the observations of velocity, temperature and conductivity made in the
Mid-Atlantic Bight region of the NW Atlantic Ocean during the Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS)
Primer experiment. The primary data were obtained from instruments moored in 70 in of water
near 40° 30' N, 70° 30' W, from...
We present velocity observations from a shipboard acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) on
RN Endeavor during cruises E9608 (14 August to 1 September 1996) and E9704 (25 April to
15 May 1997). The cruises were conducted as part of the Office of Naval Research Coastal
Mixing and Optics Accelerated Research...
This data report includes documentation of the Coastal Mixing and Optics (CMO) Experiment inherent optical property surveys on the continental shelf and slope in the Mid-Atlantic Bight south of Cape Cod, Massachusettes, USA. The surveys were conducted aboard the R/V Endeavor during two physical oceanography cruises: E9608 (14 August to...
The behavior of different parameterizations of mixed layer physics
when used in an oceanic general circulation model (OGCM) having coarse
resolution of the upper ocean is examined. The method of parameterization
is expected to have an important effect on the resulting sea surface
temperature, and hence affect the model's overall...
Two physical oceanography cruises on the R/V 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...