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Red Sea Outflow Experiment

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co-PIs: Amy Bower and David Fratantoni (WHOI)
Bill Johns and Hartmut Peters (RSMAS)


Project Summary
The Red Sea Outflow Experiment (REDSOX) was a joint effort between the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) and WHOI. The purpose of the program was to conduct measurements of the outflow of high salinity water from the Red Sea and its mixing with ambient waters in the Gulf of Aden. The main objectives of REDSOX were: 1) to describe the pathways and downstream evolution of the descending outflow plumes of Red Sea Water in the western Gulf of Aden, 2) to quantify the process that controls the final depth of the equilibrated Red Sea Outflow Water, and 3) to identify the transport processes and mechanisms that advect Red Sea Outflow Water and its properties through the Gulf of Aden and into the Indian Ocean. The program was funded by NSF.

For a copy of the float data collected as part of this project, please contact Dr. Amy Bower at abower@whoi.edu.



Manuscripts
pdf iconMesoscale eddies in the Gulf of Aden and their impact on the spreading of Red Sea Outflow Water
Bower, A. S., and H. Furey, 2011.  Progress in Oceanography, 96, doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2011.09.003.

pdf formatSomali Current rings in the eastern Gulf of Aden.
Fratantoni, D. M., Bower, A. S., W. E. Johns, and H. Peters, 2006.  Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, C09039, doi:10.1029/2005JC003338.

pdf formatEquilibration and circulation of Red Sea Outflow Water in the western Gulf of Aden.
Bower, A. S., W. E. Johns, D. M. Fratantoni, and H. Peters, 2005. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 35, 1963-1985 .

pdf formatMixing and entrainment in the Red Sea Outflow Plume: I. Plume Structure.
Peters, H., W. E. Johns, A. S. Bower, and D. Fratantoni, 2005. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 35, 569-583.

pdf formatGulf of Aden eddies and their impact on Red Sea Water.
Bower, A. S., D. M. Fratantoni, W. E. Johns, and H. Peters, 2002. Geophysical Research Letters, 29(21), doi:10.1029/2002GL015342.


Poster
pdf formatRed Sea Outflow Experiment (REDSOX): Descent and initial spreading of Red Sea Water in the northwestern Indian Ocean
Bower, A. S., W. E. Johns, H. Peters, and D. M. Fratantoni, 2003. Presented at EGS, March 2003. (17.5 MB)


Technical and Cruise Reports
pdf formatRed Sea Outflow Experiment (REDSOX): DLD2 RAFOS Float Data Report, February 2001 - March 2003
Furey, H., A. Bower, and D. Fratantoni, 2005. WHOI Tech. Report WHOI-2005-01, 137 pp.


pdf format Cruise Report: Red Sea Outflow Experiment - REDSOX 2
R/V Maurice Ewing Cruise EW-110, August 21 to September 12, 2001.

CTD/O2 Measurements collected aboard the R/V Knorr, February-March 2001: REDSOX-1.
Johns, W. E., H. Peters, R. Zantopp, A. Bower, and D. Fratantoni, 2001.  Univ. of Miami Tech. Report 2001-01,  499 pp.

pdf format Cruise Report: Red Sea Outflow Experiment - REDSOX 1
R/V Knorr Cruises KN-162-10 and KN-162-11, February 5 to March 15, 2001.



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