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Title: Acoustic Doppler current profiling from the JGOFS Arabian Sea cruises aboard the RV T.G. Thompson

Acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) data is part of the core data for the US JGOFS Arabian Sea project, along with hydrographic and nutrient data. Seventeen cruises are scheduled to take place between September 1994 and January 1996 on the R/V T.G. Thompson. Seven of the cruises follow a standard cruise track, taking hydrographic, chemical and biological measurements. The rest of the cruises, which take place generally within the standard cruise region defined by a set track, are for the deployment and recovery of moored equipment and towing of a SeaSoar. Detailed description of ADCP hardware, the AutoADCP data acquisition system, and the collection of navigation and compass data on the Thompson is documented in Section 2. Followed by data collection for each cruise together with a cruise track, Section 3 presents the processing and analysis of velocity and acoustic backscatter intensity data. Section 5 shows results of profile quality diagnosis.
Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States). Oceanographic and Atmospheric Sciences Div.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
418433
Report Number(s):
BNL--63732
ON: DE97001799; TRN: AHC29702%%42
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76CH00016
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Dec 1996
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Research, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ARABIAN SEA; OCEANOGRAPHY; WATER CHEMISTRY; BASELINE ECOLOGY; AQUATIC ORGANISMS; MONITORING; DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS; DOPPLER EFFECT; WATER CURRENTS; DATA ANALYSIS; EXPERIMENTAL DATA