Accession Number:

ADA046910

Title:

SOFAR Floats in MODE, Final Report of Float Trajectory Data.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Sep 72-Jun 76,

Corporate Author:

RHODE ISLAND UNIV KINGSTON GRADUATE SCHOOL OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Report Date:

1977-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

134.0

Abstract:

This is a final report of SOFAR Sound Fixing and Ranging float trajectory data from MODE Mid-Ocean Dynamics Experiment for the period September 1972 through June 1976. It begins with a brief historical review and includes a summary of the steps involved in processing the data and computing the trajectories. The data is presented in three ways 1. Time annotated trajectories on a Mercator projection 2. Stick plots of float velocity as a function of time and 3. A sequence of charts, each spanning ten days, showing the spatial relationship and relative motion of all floats. There is also a table of launch, recovery, depth, number of days tracked, average velocity, speed, and kinetic energy for each trajectory. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE