Accession Number:

AD0679195

Title:

A FALLING-PARTICLE CURRENT METER.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

COLUMBIA UNIV DOBBS FERRY N Y HUDSON LABS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

Small dense spheres sink in water with a predictable velocity. A horizontal current deflects the path of sinking and the magnitude of the current can be determined from the horizontal deflection. This procedure can be used to measure very small currents, particularly those below 1 cmsec, which are too small to operate most current meters. A meter built to operate on this principle at sea is described. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE