The Atlantic Tradewinds Experiment (ATEX) an experiment designed to study the development of the boundary layer in the trade winds near the ITCZ. It was conducted in 1969 and based on a triangle of ships drifting with the northeast tradewinds.
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Spatial structures of the boundary layer were gathered. Air–sea fluxes were measured by the profile method and the eddy correlation technique was used on two separate buoys, i.e. a stable, wave–following buoy for profiles and a servo–stabilized buoy for eddy fluxes.
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