Buoy System for Vertical Ocean Profiling.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A buoy system for obtaining oceanic data from a predetermined depth to the surface including an instrument vehicle programmed to cycle between predetermined positive and negative buoyancy conditions is described. A flexible tether having a degree of stiffness and a positive buoyancy factor distributed along its length is connected between a subsurface buoy and the vehicle so as to provide an increasing upward force on the negatively buoyant vehicle as it sinks toward a hovering depth at which the upward force of the buoyant tether balances the negative buoyancy of the vehicle. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods