Articles | Volume 18, issue 1
Research article
03 Feb 2022
Research article |  | 03 Feb 2022

Impact of acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) motion on structure function estimates of turbulent kinetic energy dissipation rate

Brian D. Scannell, Yueng-Djern Lenn, and Tom P. Rippeth

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Short summary
Turbulent mixing is crucial in the aquatic environment for regulating the water column structure and the availability of nutrients to support ecosystems. Improving our understanding of how mixing varies with changes in weather, tides, and wave conditions is therefore a key challenge. This paper examines how to avoid and, where necessary, correct for bias due to instrument motion when using a relatively new technique for making long-term observations of turbulence using a moored current meter.