FASINEX MeteorologyEntry ID: FASINEX_meteo
Abstract: The Frontal Air-Sea Interaction Experiment (FASINEX) took place in the
subtropical convergence zone of the North Atlantic, about 1000 km east
of the Florida coast. The location was chosen because of the
well-defined and relatively long-lived sea surface temperature fronts
in the region.
The Upper Ocean Processes Group deployed five surface moorings with
... the objective of investigating air-sea interaction in a region
characterized by strong horizontal gradients in upper ocean
properties. The five sites, all in about 5480m of water, were
separated by tens of kilometers (minimum 17 km, maximum 39 km, shown
on a schematic). The moored array component, funded by the Office Of
Naval Research, served as the focal point of a multi-investigator
intensive observational period in February and March of 1986
Meteorology Data Overview:
Location: southwest of Bermuda, about 27 N, 70 W
Duration: 5 months, from mid January, 1986, to mid June, 1986
Sample Rate: 7.5 minutes
Air temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, sea
temperature, east and north wind speeds, incoming shortwave (solar)
and longwave radiation.
Instrumentation: See the table of meteorological instrumentation and
the glossary of instrument types.
Processing Notes: are available in a plain text file.
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This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
Start Date: 1986-01-15Stop Date: 1986-06-15
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov
Pennington N., Weller R., Brink K., FASINEX Moored Current Meter Array
Data Report, WHOI Technical Report 88-63, Woods Hole, MA, December
1988, 273 pp.
Weller, R.A., 1991. Overview of the Frontal Air-Sea Interaction
Experiment (FASINEX): A study of air-sea interaction in a region of
strong oceanic gradients, J. Geophys. Res., 96(C5), 8501-8516.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-09-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-10-07