Near-Innertial Shear and kinetic energy
NISKINE in the North Atlantic experiment was a multi-cruise experiment this summer on the North Atlantic. The process cruise on board R/V Armstrong was led by Luc Rainville from APL/University of Washington, and had a team of engineers and scientists from University of Washington, Stanford, University of Miami, and Scripps. Anna and Sara were the team from Scripps with a wirewalker equipped with a CTD, velocity, optics, and a shear/temperature/conductivity microstructure sensor (Epsi). The surface buoy was outfitted with satellite telemetry to acquire true wind speed and direction. The 24 day cruise consisted of multiple deployments and recoveries of a drifting array of assets (including the wirewalker, SVP-B drifters, wave buoys) and autonomous assets (EM-Apex floats and wave gliders). While assets were deployed the the ship towed a Triaxus profiler with various instruments.