Exposure. Newsletter for Ocean Technologists. Volume 5. Number 3.
OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS SCHOOL OF OCEANOGRAPHY
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The following paper describes a shipboardtowed instrumentation cable for making vertical temperature structure measurements in a program that focuses on the dissipation of temperature fluctuations in the upper 100 meters of the ocean as a function of lateral range. The instrumented cable is implemented with 30 thermistors molded into fairing components and spaced at 1 meter intervals. The system has an accuracy of or - 0.01 deg C and a resolution of 0.001 deg C over a range of 20 degrees Celsius. With a thermistor response less than 0.1 sec and a 5 Hz data rate, a tow speed of 8 knots is possible. All data management is accommodated by a PDP-1140 shipboard computer. Author
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