THE RADIO DROGUE SYSTEM
WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA
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During the period between June 1961 and June 1962. a successful system was developed at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for directly measuring deep ocean currents covering many months of time. The incorporation of a long range telemetering radio of 50 watts output in a surface buoy secured to a large cargo type parachute drogue by 50 to 4000 meters of cable. have made it possible to follow these drogues by aircraft. Current flow patterns at various depths can now be realized which cover large areas of open ocean. Provisions have been made to include in the system sensors for temperature readings at depth. wind detection and velocity. and Intermediate self contained current meters.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography