The National Science Foundation supported the experiment “Stress, Salt Flux and Dynamics of a Partially Mixed Estuary” (OCE 9415582/99796016), additional funds being granted for the purchase of a broadband ADCP [OCE 9122668, with matching funds provided by the Research Foundation of SUNY and the Marine Sciences Research Center Stony Brook (MSRC)]. The establishment of an estuarine microstructure program would have been impossible without the generous help of a number of researchers in the microstructure field for which we are very grateful. Sincere thanks go especially to Neil Oakey, and to Mike Gregg, Rolf Lueck, Bill Crawford, Ann Gargett, and Jim Moum. The microstructure profiler SWAMP, designed and built by Seimac Ltd, and the winch/line puller system, built by Brooke Ocean Technology, both of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, went through over 6000 microstructure drops and some 4000 bottom landings at 1 m s−1. Tom Wilson and Mark Wiggins provided expert engineering and technical assistance at MSRC and in the field. Captain Bret Zielinski of the R/V Onrust contributed greatly to the success of the measurements, as did participating MSRC students Dave Ullman, Lorraine Heilman, and Chi-Shao Chen. Constructive comments by John Simpson and an anonymous reviewer are greatly appreciated. Last but not least, the continuing collaboration with Rocky Geyer, John Trowbridge, Sandy Williams, and Melissa Bowen of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has been highly enlightening and a true pleasure. They kindly made some of their moored and shipborne measurements available for our analysis.
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