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Mean hydrography on the continental shelf from 26 repeat glider deployments along Southeastern Australia


Schaeffer, A and Roughan, M and Austin, T and Everett, JD and Griffin, D and Hollings, B and King, E and Mantovanelli, A and Milburn, S and Pasquer, B and Pattiaratchi, C and Robertson, R and Stanley, D and Suthers, I and White, D, Mean hydrography on the continental shelf from 26 repeat glider deployments along Southeastern Australia, Scientific Data, 3 Article 160070. ISSN 2052-4463 (2016) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2016 The authors. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

DOI: doi:10.1038/sdata.2016.70


Since 2008, 26 glider missions have been undertaken along the continental shelf of southeastern Australia. Typically these missions have spanned the continental shelf on the inshore edge of the East Australian Current from 29.533.5S. This comprehensive dataset of over 33,600 CTD profiles from the surface to within 10 m of the bottom in water depths ranging 25200m provides new and unprecedented high resolution observations of the properties of the continental shelf waters adjacent to a western boundary current, straddling the region where it separates from the coast. The region is both physically and biologically significant, and is also in a hotspot of ocean warming. We present gridded mean fields for temperature, salinity and density, but also dissolved oxygen and chlorophyll-a fluorescence indicative of phytoplankton biomass. This data will be invaluable for understanding shelf stratification, circulation, biophysical and bio-geochemical interactions, as well as for the validation of high-resolution ocean models or serving as teaching material.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:marine biology, physical oceanography, continental shelf, glider, southeastern Australia, hydrography
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Physical oceanography
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
UTAS Author:Pasquer, B (Dr Benedicte Pasquer)
ID Code:118372
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:Directorate
Deposited On:2017-07-11
Last Modified:2017-11-16
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