The Acoustic Surface Reverberation Experiment:Water Velocity DataEntry ID: ASREX91_watervelocity
Abstract: The 1991 Acoustic Surface Reverberation Experiment (ASREX 91), funded
by the Office Of Naval Research, took place in the eastern North
Pacific, about 500 km from the coast of Vancouver Island, British
Columbia. The water depth was approximately 3000 m. The Upper Ocean
Processes Group deployed three ... oceanographic moorings as part of an
experiment aimed at understanding near-surface acoustic reverberation
in high sea states. Two of the moorings were dedicated to the
measurement of surface waves. The third measured meteorological and
oceanographic variables. The deployment period, during the winter of
1991-1992, was characterized by high winds and large waves.
The water velocity data is available online:
Location: 4914' North, 13152' West
Duration: 9.5 weeks, November 1, 1991 January 7, 1992
Sample Rate: 1.875 min.
Depth Bins: 4 bins at 5, 10, 15 and 20m
Variables: east and north velocity
Instrumentation: See the VMCMs listed in the table of oceanographic
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: 1991-11-01Stop Date: 1992-01-07
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Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov
Galbraith, N.R., A. Gnanadesikan, G. Tupper and B.S. Way, 1994:
Meteorological and Oceanographic Data During the ASREX 91 Field
Experiment, Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst. Tech. Rep 94-18, Woods
Hole, MA, 118 pp.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-09-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-05-13