Sea duct : a deep-sea computer-controlled recirculating flume for the study of sea floor stability : final report
Winget, Clifford L.
Nowell, Arthur R. M.
Terry, William E.
Gordan, Allan G.
MetadataShow full item record
The Sea Duct Ocean-Bottom Laboratory is a computer controlled recirculating inverted flume for the in-situ study of sediment transport. It is designed to measure the sea floor response to controlled currents analogous to those generated by surface waves, tidal, or deep ocean storms. The external support frame is an equilateral triangle with sixteen foot sides. It is 12 feet high, has an air weight of 12,500 lbs., and a 2800 lb. submerged weight. Three lead acid battery packs located at the vertex of the triangle legs provide power for the recirculating water pumps, hydraulic power, and ancillary equipment. The inner rotatable structure consists of a 4 foot long by 2 foot wide open bottom windowed test section that is 9 inches high. It is connected to 30 feet of 8 inch tube configured as an elongated toroid. Above the test section is a traverse carriage with stereo camera, flash, and a laser Doppler velocimeter to measure fluid stresses. Internal flow velocities are controlled and can be ramped up to approximately 2 ft/sec providing shear stress sufficient to scour sand, silts, and fine clays. Water and sediment sampling devices obtain specimens from inside and outside the test section. This report consists of three sections. The first subdivision discusses the electro-mechanical systems and deployment- recovery techniques, while the second portion covers the microprocessor controller and its support equipment. The third section contains the appendices, which consists of program listings, schematics, system and deployment check-list, etc.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Reconstructing the thermal structure of the upper ocean : insights from planktic foraminifera shell chemistry and alkenones in modern sediments of the tropical eastern Indian Ocean Mohtadi, Mahyar; Oppo, Delia W.; Luckge, Andreas; De Pol-Holz, Ricardo; Steinke, Stephan; Groeneveld, Jeroen; Hemme, Nils; Hebbeln, Dierk (American Geophysical Union, 2011-09-10)Shell chemistry of planktic foraminifera and the alkenone unsaturation index in 69 surface sediment samples in the tropical eastern Indian Ocean off West and South Indonesia were studied. Results were compared to modern ...
Ocean–atmosphere dynamics during Hurricane Ida and Nor’Ida : an application of the coupled ocean–atmosphere–wave–sediment transport (COAWST) modeling system Olabarrieta, Maitane; Warner, John C.; Armstrong, Brandy; Zambon, Joseph B.; He, Ruoying (Elsevier B.V., 2011-12-30)The coupled ocean–atmosphere–wave–sediment transport (COAWST) modeling system was used to investigate atmosphere–ocean–wave interactions in November 2009 during Hurricane Ida and its subsequent evolution to Nor’Ida, which ...
Organic matter in river-influenced continental margin sediments : the land-ocean and climate linkage at the Late Quaternary Congo fan (ODP Site 1075) Holtvoeth, Jens; Wagner, Thomas; Schubert, Carsten J. (American Geophysical Union, 2003-12-31)Late Quaternary sections (1.2 Ma) of ODP-Site 1075 from the Congo deep-sea fan are investigated to reconstruct variations of terrigenous organic matter supply to the eastern equatorial Atlantic. To characterize the organic ...