Frontal Air-Sea INteraction EXperiment (FASINEX)

The HRP was used for the first time during this experiment. Thirty eight HRP profiles were made, most to 1000 meters,  to examine the mixing around the subtropical convergence front.   The HRP fine- and microscale data was used with Neil Oakey's microstructure profiler data to quantify turbulence.  Independent CTD measurements, XBT profiles, and data from moorings was used to to map and describe the horizontal and vertical extent of the front. The mixing was most prominent on the anticyclonic (warm) side of the front, in association with near-inertial wave features in the finescale velocity profile. 

Several publications used data from this cruise:


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