A novel integration of an ultraviolet nitrate sensor on board a towed vehicle for mapping open-ocean submesoscale nitrate variability
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Initial results from a deployment of the SUV-6 ultraviolet spectrophotometer, integrated with the SeaSoar towed vehicle, are presented. The innovative, combined system measures nitrate concentration at high spatial resolution (4 m vertically, 5 km horizontally), high sensitivity (0.2 μM), and concomitantly with temperature, salinity, and dissolved oxygen. The authors demonstrate that this approach constitutes a powerful new tool for quantifying the role of mesoscale and submesoscale vertical nutrient fluxes to the euphotic zone, using measurements from a high-resolution survey of an eddy dipole in the Iceland Basin during the summer of 2007.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2010|