RV POSEIDON 523 Cruise Report / Fahrtbericht Malaga (Spain) 02.05.2018 Ponta Delgada (Azores) 23.05.2018 POS523 – ENERGY TRANSFER II.

Walter, Maren, Köhler, Janna, Löb, Jonas, Loureiro, Clara, Stiehler, Jan, Gemmrich, Helen, Fandrich, Jennifer, Adam, Lia, Liu, Yuqing and Reitz, Thomas (2019) RV POSEIDON 523 Cruise Report / Fahrtbericht Malaga (Spain) 02.05.2018 Ponta Delgada (Azores) 23.05.2018 POS523 – ENERGY TRANSFER II. Open Access . GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany, 18 pp. DOI 10.3289/CR_POS523.

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Abstract

The RV Poseidon cruise 523 (POS523) is the second cruise to the work area as part of the observational program of the TRR 181 'Energy Transfers in Atmosphere and Ocean', and focussed on the energy transfer by low-mode internal waves. The goals of the cruise were to recover and redeploy a mooring to record the temporal
variability of the internal wave field and associated energy fluxes, and to use time series CTD/LADCP/microstructure stations to assess locally the temporal variability of mixing, dissipation, and internal wave fluxes. The region south of the Azores in the east Atlantic is ideally suited for this kind of process study, because it is an area of a strong internal tide signal radiating away from the islands. The cruise track is located south of a chain of seamounts in a tidal beam formed by constructive interference of internal tides, and crosses the critical latitude for parametric subharmonic instability (PSI). During the cruise, we collected time series of CTD/LADCP and microstructure between 36 h and 52 h length on 5 stations in up to 4600 m water depth along the tidal beam between 29°20’N and 32°N latitude. In total 64 CTD/LADCP casts and 18 microstructure data sets were measured. The mooring equipped with current meter/temperature logger pairs and acoustic Doppler current profiler was successfully recovered and later redeployed along the track at 30°29’N, 30°12’W in a water depth of 4500 m (to be retrieved in 2019). All anticipated goals of the cruise were accomplished.

Document Type: Report (Cruise Report)
Keywords: R.V. Poseidon: POS523; Cruise Report
DOI etc.: 10.3289/CR_POS523
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Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2019 09:02
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 09:07
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/48254

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