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Pulse a mooring for mixed layer measurements in the open ocean and extreme weather


Pender, L and Trull, T and McLaughlin, D and Lynch, T, Pulse - a mooring for mixed layer measurements in the open ocean and extreme weather, OCEANS 2010 IEEE Sydney Conference book of abstracts, 24-27 May, Sydney, pp. 100114-070. ISBN 9781424452224 (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Measuring the surface mixed layer of the Southern Ocean is technically difficult due to the extreme weather conditions. A novel mooring with a surface expression has recently achieved engineering success in this harsh environment over a 6-month deployment. The mooring was the result of numerous prototypes and utilises a mixed design which includes a taut deep section, a long S-tether, a large mass/damper and bungee cords suspended from a small buoy to decouple surface wave action from the instrument package.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:surface mixed layer, Southern Ocean, mooring design
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Physical oceanography
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Marine systems and management
Objective Field:Measurement and assessment of marine water quality and condition
UTAS Author:Trull, T (Professor Thomas Trull)
ID Code:113645
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2017-01-11
Last Modified:2017-06-21
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