Funding for the construction of ARIES II was provided by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) as part of its Scientific Instrument Development program for the Autosubs and LOIS (SIDAL) program under Contract GST/02/830. Funds for the trial deployment west of Scotland were also provided by NERC as part of the Land Ocean Interaction Study Shelf Edge Study (LOIS SES). Environmental and current data were supplied by the British Oceanographic Data Centre and by other participants in LOIS SES. We are most grateful for their help and cooperation. The wind speeds for the period 11–16 August 1995 were kindly provided by Dr. J. Scott, DRA, Winfrith, United Kingdom. MJU acknowledges funding from CONACYT, Mexico.
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