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Volume 13, issue 24
Biogeosciences, 13, 6637–6649, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-6637-2016
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Special issue: COSYNA: integrating observations and modeling to understand...

Biogeosciences, 13, 6637–6649, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-6637-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 16 Dec 2016

Research article | 16 Dec 2016

Depth-averaged instantaneous currents in a tidally dominated shelf sea from glider observations

Lucas Merckelbach

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The use of ocean gliders, a class of underwater vehicles for observing the ocean to understand biogeochemical and physical processes, has been pioneered in the North Sea as part of the coastal observatory COSYNA. Since gliders go slow, strong tidal currents are problematic for their navigation. To predict (< 12 h) and reconstruct the local currents and the actual transect under water to know where the measurements were actually taken, an algorithm was developed using glider data only.
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