Accession Number:

ADA609558

Title:

Comprehensive Marine Particle Analysis System

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA SAINT PETERSBURG COLL OF MARINE SCIENCE

Report Date:

2000-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The long term goal is development and utilization of a comprehensive broadly capable marine particle analysis system. The system is designed with wide dynamic range, thus, it will ultimately be used for high speed, high resolution characterization of water column particle fields in high, medium and low latitudes. As part of a broader goal this project continues advancement of the AOSN concept through joint use of both towed platforms and autonomous underwater vehicles. The project s objective is to develop a comprehensive marine particle analysis system, which, along with other sensor systems, will enable us to address basic oceanographic, environmental and ultimately military issues. The objective includes adapting sensors to towed platforms and AUVs to characterize particle fields in a variety of oceanic environments.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE