A composite spectrum of vertical shear in the upper ocean from the profilers EMVP, SCIMP and CAMEL Book uri icon


  • Using yearly simultaneous profiles from the instruments EMVP, SCIMP, CAMEL, a composite spectrum of the vertical shear of horizontal velocity was produced from scales of 100 m to 1 cm. The agreement between spectra from different instruments in their overlap range is generally within statistical confidence limits. Detailed descriptions are archived of the data analysis procedures used by each investigator to produce power spectral density of shear for contribution to the composite spectrum.

publication date

  • March 1980