Articles | Volume 14, issue 3
Research article
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22 Jun 2018
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 22 Jun 2018

Acoustic mapping of mixed layer depth

Christian Stranne, Larry Mayer, Martin Jakobsson, Elizabeth Weidner, Kevin Jerram, Thomas C. Weber, Leif G. Anderson, Johan Nilsson, Göran Björk, and Katarina Gårdfeldt


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AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (03 May 2018)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (10 May 2018) by Neil Wells
AR by Christian Stranne on behalf of the Authors (14 May 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (30 May 2018) by Neil Wells
Short summary
The ocean surface mixed layer depth (MLD) is an important parameter within several research disciplines, as variations in the MLD influence air–sea CO2 exchange and ocean primary production. A new method is presented in which acoustic mapping of the MLD is done remotely by means of echo sounders. This method allows for observations of high-frequency variability in the MLD, as horizontal and temporal resolutions can be increased by orders of magnitude compared to traditional in situ measurements.