Accession Number:

ADA126582

Title:

Near Surface Ocean Experimental Technology Workshop Proceedings Held at Naval Ocean Research and Development Activity, NSTL Station, Mississippi on 6-8 November 1979,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY NSTL STATION MS

Report Date:

1980-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

232.0

Abstract:

The performance of a single-point subsurface mooring for near-surface current measurements in the Gulf of Mexico is examined. Using state-of-the-art computer programs for static and dynamic analysis of single-point moorings, the response of a proposed design to forcing caused by ocean currents, waves, and deployment is predicted. These predictions are, in turn, compared with the performance criteria specified to evaluate the proposed design. It is found that the proposed design is reasonably rigid and, with high probability, will survive the environmental conditions assumed. Selected computer solutions are shown and discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE