Scientific rationale and conceptual design of a process-oriented shelfbreak observatory: the OOI Pioneer Array

  title={Scientific rationale and conceptual design of a process-oriented shelfbreak observatory: the OOI Pioneer Array},
  author={Glen G. Gawarkiewicz and Albert J. Plueddemann},
  journal={Journal of Operational Oceanography},
  pages={19 - 36}
ABSTRACT The Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) of the National Science Foundation in the USA includes a coastal observatory called the OOI Pioneer Array, which is focused on understanding shelf/slope exchange processes. The OOI Pioneer Array has been designed and constructed and is currently in operation. In order to fully understand the design principles and constraints, we first describe the basic exchange processes and review prior experiments in the region. Emphasis is placed on the… 
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