The feasibility of sodar wind profile measurements from an oceanographic buoy
Berg, Allison M.
MetadataShow full item record
LocationMartha's Vineyard, MA
This thesis explores the feasibility of making wind speed measurements from an oceanographic buoy using a Doppler sodar. In the fall of 2005, we deployed a Scintec SFAS sodar on an ASIS buoy. Roughly one week of buoy motion data and one day of sodar observations were collected. Data from both this deployment, and the Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory, were used in conjunction with models to predict sodar performance. Results are compared for an ASIS and a 3-meter discus buoy. We also predict the yearly average probability of sodar data availability in the presence of buoy motion. We show that buoy tilting in response to wave forcing is the main factor affecting sodar performance. Our results strongly suggest that ASIS is a suitable platform for sodar measurements at sea.
Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution September 2006
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Xenobiotic monooxygenase activity and the response to inducers of cytochrome P-450 during embryonic and larval development in fish Binder, Robert L. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1981-08)Data demonstrating the presence and inducibility of the xenobiotic monooxygenase system in fish embryos and larvae are described. The ontogeny of benzo(a)pyrene monooxygenase (BPM) activity, and NADPH- and NADH-cytochrome ...
Observations of interaction between the internal wavefield and low frequency flows in the North Atlantic Ruddick, Barry R. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1977-04)A total of four moorings from POLYMODE Array I and II were analyzed in an investigation of internal wavefield-mean flow interactions. In particular, evidence for wave-mean flow interaction was sought by searching for ...
Dewar, William K. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1982-10)Four different problems concerning Gulf Stream Rings are considered. The first deals with the particle trajectories of, and advection-diffusion by, a dynamic model of a Ring. It is found that the streaklines computed ...