Accession Number : AD0614427

Title :   DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF TAUT-NYLON MOORED INSTRUMENT STATIONS (WITH DETAILS OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION),

Corporate Author : SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Isaacs,John D. ; Schick,George B. ; Sessions,Meredith H. ; Schwartzlose,Richard A.

Report Date : 15 APR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : One of the persistent problems of oceanography is to ascertain the nature and cause of large-scale shifts in the surface water masses of the oceans. The existence of such changes are readily apparent from vessel measurements. However, the nature of the motions involved cannot be documented by any feasible ship survey. It probably can best be documented by an array of continuous recording instrument stations. For this and other purposes deep-moored instrument stations have been designed that record meteorological data and oceanographic data in the upper few hundred meters. Twenty installations of evolving designs of the taut-nylon mooring have been tested over a period of 3-1/2 years. The approach has resulted in an increasing reliability and life of the installations and recent designs have a useful life of at least six months when moored in the deep open sea and much longer in deep sheltered areas. Developments and results of tests are discussed. Complete construction drawings with notes on construction, installation, and servicing are included. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEANOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT, MOORING), (*MONITORS, OCEANOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT), (*NYLON, CORDAGE), CATAMARANS, BUOYS, INSTRUMENTATION, MEASUREMENT, OCEAN CURRENTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE