Accession Number:

ADA626573

Title:

Integrated Coastal Observation System (ICOS)

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS UNIV BOSTON DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL COASTAL AND OCEAN SCIENCES

Report Date:

2002-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The long-term goal is to enhance present capabilities in coastal marine observations by incorporating in situ biological, chemical, and physical sensors in an undulating vehicle with a mobile, sea-going laboratory van capable of further analysis of critical seawater properties in support of optical and acoustic studies carried out by the Office of Naval Research. This mobile labundulating vehicle system will be capable of rapid, high resolution, simultaneous measurement of key fields such as temperature, salinity, depth, dissolved oxygen, nutrients, dissolved organic matter, chlorophyll, particle size distributions, and particle plankton composition.

Subject Categories:

  • Biological Oceanography
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE