Development of an Operational System for Measuring Ocean Surface Current from Aircraft.
NOVA UNIV DANIA FLA PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHIC LAB
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The report contains the development of an operational system which permits surface current measurements and, incidentslly, volume transport measurements per unit width to be made in the ocean from aircraft. It is assumed that this method will have applications to the Coast Guards efforts in search and rescue and in pollution monitoring. An inexpensive, expendable probe is launched from the airplane and, on contacting the sea surface, a dye package separates and floats on the surface. The remainder of the probe is carried to the bottom by its weight and from its fixed location on the bottom releases two floats at separate, predetermined times. The floats return to the surface under their own bouyancy. At the surface the three parts surface marker and two floats emit fluorescein dye which can be photographed or otherwise relatively positioned. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods