Accession Number:

ADA043718

Title:

Exposure. Newsletter for Ocean Technologists. Volume 5. Number 3.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS SCHOOL OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE