The Dynamoor Experiment
WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA
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Under the sponsorship of the Office of Naval Research, the Ocean Systems and Moorings Laboratory OS and M Lab of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution developed 1990 and deployed 1991 a fully instrumented subsurface buoy in high current waters close to Woods Hole, MA. The purpose of this engineering experiment, named DYNAMOOR, was to obtain long term, high frequency measurements of the buoy 3D position and of the tension in its mooring line, as a function of prevailing currents and variable, adjustable buoyancy. This paper first describes the main components and the method of deployment of the DYNAMOOR complex experimental setup. It then reviews the mechanical and electrical designs of the entire system. Finally, a review of the data analysis and a summary of the results are presented.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Marine Engineering