Accession Number : AD0774122

Title :   Methods for Launch and Recovery of Sea Bottom Instrument Packages,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT PACIFIC VICTORIA (BRITISH COLUMBIA)

Personal Author(s) : Milne,A. R.

Report Date : 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The journey to the sea-bottom of sensors and recorders and the return of recorded information are two essential stages in a successful visit by a self-contained instrument package. Launching procedures, whether free-fall or controlled, will depend on the relationship of sensors to bathymetry. Recovery techniques are basically those of acquiring stored information and range from the use of underwater telemetry to a return of all the hardware. Techniques are described for launching and recovering instrument packages which are applicable to shallow and deep water as well as temperate and frozen seas. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Oceanographic equipment, *Launching, Recovery, Ocean bottom, Canada

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE