Mooring Data for the Coastal Mixing and Optics (CMO) Program from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
Entry ID: CMO_WHOI_MOORING_CTD

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Summary
Abstract: As part of the Coastal Mixing and Optics (CMO) Program, the Woods Hole
Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Upper Ocean Processes Group deployed
four moorings on the New England Shelf from August 1996 through June
1997. The moorings are located 80 miles southeast of Montauk, Long
Island, and 60 miles south of Martha's Vineyard.

The mooring array consists of a central mooring site, at approximately
40.5 N, 70.5 W, and three surrounding sites. Relative to the central
at 70 m depth, the surrounding sites are 10 km inshore at 60 m depth,
10 km offshore at 80 m depth, and 25 km alongshore at 70 m depth.

Each mooring site includes a surface/subsurface mooring pair
instrumented for measurement of currents, temperature, and
salinity. In addition, an ADCP was deployed on the inshore and
offshore moorings. The central site includes a pitch-roll buoy to
obtain surface wave spectra and a surface-scanning Doppler sonar to
image the surface velocity field. The surface mooring at the central
site was instrumented with meteorological sensors for measurement of
wind speed and direction, incoming short-wave and long-wave radiation,
relative humidity, air temperature, sea-surface temperature, and
barometric pressure.

The observations from this array will be used to identify and
understand the vertical mixing processes influencing the evolution of
stratification over the shelf.

CTD surveys were conducted during the deployment and recovery
cruises. Cross-shelf transects and along-isobath transects were made
with a station separation of about 5 km.

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[This information was obtained from the Upper Ocean Processes Group
website at WHOI.]

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 41.0 S: 40.0  E: -70.0  W: -71.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-08-01
Stop Date: 1997-06-30


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW YORK > Mid-Atlantic Bight


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SEA LEVEL PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >LONGWAVE RADIATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >OCEAN CURRENTS >SURFACE VELOCITY FIELD    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >WATER TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >SWELLS >SWELL HEIGHT    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WAVE PERIOD    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WAVE SPECTRA    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WAVE SPEED/DIRECTION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >SALINITY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
OCEANS


Platform
MOORINGS    [Information]


Instrument
CTD >Conductivity, Temperature, Depth    [Information]
CURRENT METERS    [Information]
ADCP >Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler    [Information]


Project
CMO >Coastal Mixing and Optics Program    [Information]
DODS >Distributed Oceanographic Data System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
OPENDAP >Open-source Project for a Network Data Access Protocol    [Information]


Use Constraints
All data are preliminary and subject to change as a result of ongoing
processing and quality control.


Keywords
CONTINENTAL SHELF
PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY


Originating Center
WHOI


Data Center
Upper Ocean Processes Group, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://uop.whoi.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: STEVE ANDERSON
Phone: (805) 681-8207
Email: sanderson at whoi.edu
Contact Address:
Upper Ocean Processes Group
Department of Physical Oceanography
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543-1541
Country: USA


Personnel
MELANIE F. MEAUX
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov


Publications/References
Galbraith et al., 1997: Coastal Mixing and Optics Experiment: Mooring
deployment cruise report, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,
Technical Report WHOI-97-13, 81 pp.

Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-10-07

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