Articles | Volume 13, issue 6
Research article
31 Mar 2016
Research article |  | 31 Mar 2016

Physical and biogeochemical spatial scales of variability in the East Australian Current separation from shelf glider measurements

Amandine Schaeffer, Moninya Roughan, Emlyn M. Jones, and Dana White


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (20 Feb 2016) by Tina Treude
AR by A. Schaeffer on behalf of the Authors (20 Feb 2016)  Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (09 Mar 2016) by Tina Treude
AR by A. Schaeffer on behalf of the Authors (17 Mar 2016)  Manuscript 
Short summary
The water properties of the coastal ocean such as temperature, salt, oxygen, or chlorophyll content vary spatially, and estimates need to be made regarding the scales of variability. Here, we use statistical techniques to determine the spatial variability of ocean properties from high-resolution measurements by gliders. We show that biological activity is patchy compared to the distribution of physical characteristics, and that the size and shape of this is determined by coastal ocean processes.
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