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The Climode Field Campaign: Observing the Cycle of Convection and Restratification over the Gulf Stream

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  • 1 MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • | 2 University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • | 3 Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, St. George's, Bermuda
  • | 4 The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
  • | 5 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
  • | 6 University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
  • | 7 University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
  • | 8 Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
  • | 9 NOAA/Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, Miami, Florida
  • | 10 Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • | 11 MIT, Cambridge, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WoodsHole, Massachusetts
  • | 12 Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California
  • | 13 Stanford University, Stanford, California
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Abstract

A major oceanographic field experiment is described, which is designed to observe, quantify, and understand the creation and dispersal of weakly stratified fluid known as “mode water” in the region of the Gulf Stream. Formed in the wintertime by convection driven by the most intense air–sea fluxes observed anywhere over the globe, the role of mode waters in the general circulation of the subtropical gyre and its biogeo-chemical cycles is also addressed. The experiment is known as the CLIVAR Mode Water Dynamic Experiment (CLIMODE). Here we review the scientific objectives of the experiment and present some preliminary results.

Abstract

A major oceanographic field experiment is described, which is designed to observe, quantify, and understand the creation and dispersal of weakly stratified fluid known as “mode water” in the region of the Gulf Stream. Formed in the wintertime by convection driven by the most intense air–sea fluxes observed anywhere over the globe, the role of mode waters in the general circulation of the subtropical gyre and its biogeo-chemical cycles is also addressed. The experiment is known as the CLIVAR Mode Water Dynamic Experiment (CLIMODE). Here we review the scientific objectives of the experiment and present some preliminary results.

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