Accession Number : ADA126582


Title :   Near Surface Ocean Experimental Technology Workshop Proceedings Held at Naval Ocean Research and Development Activity, NSTL Station, Mississippi on 6-8 November 1979,


Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY NSTL STATION MS


Personal Author(s) : Swenson,Richard C ; Mesecar,Roderick S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a126582.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1980


Pagination or Media Count : 232


Abstract : The performance of a single-point subsurface mooring for near-surface current measurements in the Gulf of Mexico is examined. Using state-of-the-art computer programs for static and dynamic analysis of single-point moorings, the response of a proposed design to forcing caused by ocean currents, waves, and deployment is predicted. These predictions are, in turn, compared with the performance criteria specified to evaluate the proposed design. It is found that the proposed design is reasonably rigid and, with high probability, will survive the environmental conditions assumed. Selected computer solutions are shown and discussed.


Descriptors :   *OCEAN CURRENTS , *OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA , *NAVAL RESEARCH , *OCEANOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , MEASUREMENT , POSITION(LOCATION) , SYMPOSIA , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , SHALLOW WATER , MEASURING INSTRUMENTS , SHIFTING , IMPACT PREDICTION , COMPUTER AIDED DIAGNOSIS , OCEAN MODELS , OCEAN ENVIRONMENTS , DEEP WATER , SUBSURFACE , WORKSHOPS , STATIC TESTS , DYNAMIC TESTS , MOORING


Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE