ROSS: The Remotely-Operated Surface Sampler - A MediumEndurance, Precision-Navigated Platform Optimized for Uncontaminated Measurement of Upper-Ocean Velocity, Density and Turbulence
Oregon State University Corvallis United States
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The Remotely Operated Surface Sampler ROSS is an open-ocean autonomous vehicle designed to carryout precision-navigated missions to sample upper-ocean physics. In its current configuration, ROSS cruises at 4 knots, is equipped with 300kHz and 2MHz ADCPs, and tows a 20-m lon thermistorCTD chain. Its purpose is to complement traditional ship-board sampling by providing a comprehensive and uncontaminated 3D perspective of near-surface temperature, salinity and velocity at high vertical and horizontal resolution.