Accession Number : AD0756539

Title :   Designing a U-Style Mooring for Use with Current Meters.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Picciuolo,Jonathan Charles

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 110

Abstract : A study was conducted to select and design the optimum mooring system for positioning a three-instrument current meter array in 1800 feet of water off the California coast. A U-style mooring system was selected; the U-style mooring isolates the instruments from surface waves and offers three separate methods of instrument recovery. The mooring was designed and the various components to be used in its construction were specified. Computer analysis was used to approximate the theoretical static profile of the instrument array under the influence of current. An array of two instruments was stationed in 47 fathoms in Monterey Bay to test the basic design of the system. The mooring system was found to be suitable for safe and efficient deployment and recovery from R/V ACANIA. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEANOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT, FLOWMETERS), (*FLOWMETERS, *MOORING), (*OCEAN CURRENTS, MEASUREMENT), BUOYS, NETWORKS, RECOVERY, ANCHORS(MARINE), SAFETY, ACCEPTABILITY, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, THESES, CALIFORNIA, PACIFIC OCEAN

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE