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Mixing in the Gulf of Cadiz using XBT data

Alvarado-Bustos, R.; Huthnance, J.; Krahmann, G.; Hobbs, R.. 2008 Mixing in the Gulf of Cadiz using XBT data. In: ALSO/AUG/TOS Ocean sciences meeting 2008: from the watershed to the global ocean, 7 March 2008, Orlando, Florida, USA, 7th March 2008. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography.

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Abstract/Summary

Images from acoustic reflections in the water column were obtained during the EU funded GO experiment in the Gulf of Cadiz, and oceanographic data at the same place and time were also collected. The experiment(www.dur.ac.uk/eu.go/) focused on a section across the Mediterranean Water flow against and down the continental slope. The present analysis concerns the data on the continental slope at one end of the seismic section. XBT, XCTD and CTD sections were taken on the slope to analyze the properties of the water column. The XBT provide fine resolution in space and time, and are analyzed to estimate diffusivity and mixing parameters. This is also related with the local circulation and internal wave contributions using data from ADCPs and moored temperature loggers. The finer resolution of the XBT and seismic data gives a new view on the mixing. Different ways to compare seismic and oceanographic data will be discussed.

Item Type: Publication - Conference Item (Paper)
Programmes: Oceans 2025 > Shelf and coastal processes
Additional Keywords: GULF OF CADIZ
NORA Subject Terms: Marine Sciences
Date made live: 13 Feb 2009 13:02
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/5360

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