EVALUATION OF SELF-RECORDING CURRENT METER ARRAYS OCTOBER 1962-MARCH 1965.
NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE WASHINGTON D C
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The Oceanographic Development Division of the U. S. Naval Oceanographic Office entered the field of current measurement in October 1962 using self-recording moored arrays. By February 1965 a total of 65 arrays had been planted with 71 percent recoveries. Out of a possible 26,774 hours of data, only 37 percent were satisfactory. Two-thirds of the data loss was due to array loss and 13 was due to current meter failure. The most frequently occuring data losses were due to film exposure, no compass or vane readings, and rotor failure. Only 18 percent of all current meter immersions produced completely satisfactory data. The evolution of current meter arrays during this period produced 5-basic array families which are varied to suit environment and operation situations. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography