Accession Number : AD0743706

Title :   Surface Current Measurements by Expendable Probes.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NOVA UNIV FORT LAUDERDALE FLA

Personal Author(s) : Broida,Saul ; Richardson,William S.

Report Date : JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A method is described for measuring the absolute surface current velocity which is the vectorial sum of the sea current and the local wind drift velocities. The method uses an expendable probe which can be dropped from aircraft or launched from surface vessels. The accurate measurements obtained can be particularly useful in search and rescue operations as well as in pollution monitoring incidents. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PROBES, OCEAN CURRENTS), (*OCEAN CURRENTS, MEASUREMENT), VELOCITY, SURFACE PROPERTIES, WIND, MONITORS, ACCURACY, BUOYANCY

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE