Accession Number:

ADA043693

Title:

Preliminary Description and Specifications for a Danish Coastal Marine Data Collection System,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH LONDON (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-07-25

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

To an increasing extent Denmark is faced with a series of problems linked with the safe navigation of large and deep draft ships through the Danish waters. This is particularly important in the narrow and shallow fairways of the Baltic approaches where the waters have a transient nature because of their position between the fresh Baltic and the saline Kattegat. Instantaneous sea level, sea state, current, sound speed, ice probability and buoyancy are among the factors to be considered when navigating the Danish straits. The Royal Danish Administration of Navigation and Hydrography has undertaken the job of developing a system to measure or compute these parameters, providing real-time oceanographic data to transiting ships. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE