Collection and processing of shipboard ADCP velocities from the Barents Sea Polar Front Experiment
Harris, Carolyn L.
Plueddemann, Albert J.
Bourke, Robert H.
Stone, Marla D.
Pawlowicz, Richard A.
MetadataShow full item record
The Barents Sea Polar Front Experiment was a combined physical oceanography and acoustic tomography field study which took place from 6-26 August 1992. Both shipboard and moored data were collected in a 80 x 70 km experimental region on the south flank of Sptisbergen Bank about 60 km east of Bear Island. Of principal interest in this report are the data from an Acoustic Doppler Current Profier (ADCP) which was operated continuously during the experimental period as a part of the shipboard instrumentation aboard the USNS Barlett. The data from eight current meters deployed on three moorings in the experimental region are used to supplement the ADCP analysis. Preliminary results showed that velocities in the experimental region were dominated by semi-diurnal tides. The strong tidal oscilations dictated the use of a tide removal scheme to extract a steady flow component from the space-time grid of ADCP velocities. This report describes the configuration and operation of the ADCP, the space-time sampling grid on which the data were collected, the determination of absolute velocity from the ADCP measurements, and the application and results of a tide removal technique which allowed estimation of the sub-tidal flow.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Berteaux, Henri O.; Eck, Calvert F.; Irish, James D.; Jenkins, William J.; Kery, Sean M.; Albro, Carl S.; McDowell, S. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1993-04)This report documents the work performed by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the Battelle Memorial Institute from August 1988 to December 1992 in the NSF sponsored development of an Integrated Seawater ...
Acoustic doppler current profiling in the Western Pacific during the WOCE P10 cruise, November/December 1993 Bahr, Frank B.; Joyce, Terrence M. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1997-04)The objective of this cruise was to occupy a hydrographic section nominally along 149E from Papua New Guinea to the shelf off the coast of Japan near Yokohama as part of the one-time WOCE Hydrographic Programe survey of ...
Prada, Kenneth E. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1992-11)This report has two parts. The first is a copy of the Operations and Software User Manual prepared for use with the IMET shipboard software distribution. It describes the programs used to acquire and record data from IMET ...