Towed Instrument Cable.
OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS TECHNICAL PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT GROUP
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Towed instrumentation has been developed for use in marine research to obtain profile measurements of some physical oceanographic parameters down to 165 m and over a lateral range. The Technical Planning and Development Group at Oregon State Univ. has been improving the capability of a faired instrumented cable system that can be conveniently deployed and maintained by a small research team on a research vessel. The instrumented cable system is presently instrumented to measure 30 vertical temperature stations, 4 pressure depth stations, and 6 prototype seawater conductivity stations during a tow. While this system has been developed, and used to meet the requirements of a specific air-sea research program, the basic profile system design can be generalized for operational data gathering. The object of this report is to review and document the instrumentation options that are possible within the conceptual framework of the present towed instrumentation cable. Originator-supplied keywords include Towed thermistor chain, Faired cable, and Seawater sensor.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography