The under ice ocean currents are critical in the understanding of the boundary layer between the sea ice and the ocean, involving determination of the drag forces that sea-ice exerts on the upper water column and the related turbulence and mixing levels. A semi-automated algorithm has been developed, which accounts for the changes in sea ice drafts, to determine the nearest surface ocean current measurement level. Using long-term measurements from upward looking sonar datasets in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, the algorithm and its extensions to all current bins is investigated.

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