Biowatt Experiment Bioluminescence and Optical Variability of the Sea MeteorologyEntry ID: BIOWATT_meteo
Abstract: Biowatt II, a part of the Biowatt program funded by the Office Of
Naval Research, took place in the Sargasso Sea of the North Atlantic,
roughly half way between Bermuda and Cape Hatteras, North
Carolina. Working with T. Dickey (University of Southern California)
and J. Marra (Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory), the Upper Ocean
... Processes Group contributed to mooring deployments as a part of
The objective of the experiment was to improve understanding of the
variability of upper-ocean bio-optical properties as affected by
physical forcing. The experimental period (February to November 1987)
included the development of stratification in the spring and the
beginning of stratification breakdown in the fall. The site was
occupied by three back-to-back deployments of a single surface
mooring. The water depth was about 5370 m.
Meteorology Data overview:
Location: At about 34N, 70W, in the Sargasso Sea.
Duration: 9 months, from late February to 23 November, 1987
Sample Rate: 7.5 minutes
Air temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, sea
temperature, east and north wind speeds, incoming shortwave (solar)
radiation. Longwave radiation and precipitation rate are unavailable
for this experiment and are represented by a fill value.
Instrumentation: See the table of instruments and the glossary of
Processing Notes: are on-line in text file.
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Start Date: 1987-02-15Stop Date: 1987-11-23
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-09-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-05-13