Accession Number:

ADA167884

Title:

Application of Multiple Lines of Position for Hydrography

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

124.0

Abstract:

Conventional near-shore large-scale hydrographic surveys use only two lines of position LOPs for position fixing. Previous works have proved that accuracies needed to meet the present International Hydrographic Organization standards are frequently not achieved using conventional surveying methods. The concept of using multiple lines of position MLOP adjusted by the least squares method was described. Actual field measurements acquired in the autumn of 1984 were processed to ascertain the increase in accuracy using MLOP versus conventional two LOPs on each hydrographic position. Recommendations are to use a four-range fully automated position-fixing method to increase production, improve data quality, and have better control of the survey operations. Keywords Hydrography, Hydrographic surveying, Multiple lines of position, Positional accuracy, and Standard error of position.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE