Ocean Temperature and Velocity Microstructure and Turbulence Data for the Coastal Mixing and Optics (CMO) Program
Entry ID: Canada_DFO_OcTempVeloMicroTurb

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Summary
Abstract: As part of the Coastal Mixing and Optics (CMO) program, Fisheries and Oceans
Canada deployed an EPSONDE instrument on the New England Continental Shelf for
two weeks in September 1996 and two weeks in July/August 1997. EPSONDE is used
to make profiles of turbulence in the ocean mixed layer. By measuring the
temperature and velocity microstructure of the water, one can infer rates of
vertical diffusion of heat and mass in the ocean. These rates are important to
understanding mixing in the ocean.

The study site was located 80 miles southeast of Montauk, Long Island,
and 60 miles south of Martha's Vineyard. Drogue drifters were also deployed and
conductivity, temperature and depth (CTD) measurements were taken.

The web site of the Coastal Mixing and Optics (CMO) project at the
Bedford Institute of Oceanography is maintained for the use of participants in
the Office of Naval Research (ONR)-sponsored CMO program. The contents of the
site include raw data and preliminary analyses which, pending publication, are
considered proprietary by the program participants. The availability of these
data and analyses on the web site does not imply permission for anyone outside
the program to use these data. Permission must be obtained from the ONR and the
individual investigator before anyone uses these data for research purposes
outside the scope of the CMO program.The overall objective of the research was
to determine how particles and optical properties respond to physical forcing
under various oceanic conditions on a broad continental shelf off the eastern
coast of the Unites States.
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Geographic Coverage
 N: 41.0 S: 40.0  E: -70.0  W: -71.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Government of Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Maritimes Region, Science Branch
Dataset Title: Ocean Temperature and Velocity Microstructure and Turbulence Data for the Coastal Mixing and Optics (CMO) Program


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-09-04
Stop Date: 1997-08-31


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > MID-ATLANTIC BIGHT
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > WESTERN HEMISPHERE


Science Keywords
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >OCEAN MIXED LAYER    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >TURBULENCE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >OCEAN MIXED LAYER    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >WATER TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >CONDUCTIVITY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
OCEANS


Project
CMO >Coastal Mixing and Optics Program    [Information]
GOMODP >Gulf of Maine Ocean Data Partnership    [Information]


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
Permission required to use data for research outside the scope of CMO.


Keywords
GCMD
CONTINENTAL SHELF
CONTINENTAL SLOPE
PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center


Data Center
Science Branch, Maritimes Region, Fisheries and Oceans, Canada    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/

Data Center Personnel
Name: DR. NEIL OAKEY
Phone: +01-902-426-3147
Fax: +01-902-426-7827
Email: oakeyn at mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Contact Address:
Bedford Institute of Oceanography
1 Challenger Drive
P.O. Box 1006
City: Dartmouth
Province or State: Nova Scotia
Postal Code: B2Y 4A2
Country: Canada



Distribution
Fees: Please contact distributor.


Personnel
DR. NEIL OAKEY
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +01-902-426-3147
Fax: +01-902-426-7827
Email: oakeyn at mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Contact Address:
Bedford Institute of Oceanography
1 Challenger Drive
P.O. Box 1006
City: Dartmouth
Province or State: Nova Scotia
Postal Code: B2Y 4A2
Country: Canada


DR. NEIL OAKEY
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +01-902-426-3147
Fax: +01-902-426-7827
Email: oakeyn at mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Contact Address:
Bedford Institute of Oceanography
1 Challenger Drive
P.O. Box 1006
City: Dartmouth
Province or State: Nova Scotia
Postal Code: B2Y 4A2
Country: Canada



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-02-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-12-05
Future DIF Review Date: 2004-12-22

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