Accession Number : AD0870496

Title :   The SACLANTCEN Meteorological/Oceanographic Buoy.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : SACLANT ASW RESEARCH CENTRE LA SPEZIA (ITALY)

Personal Author(s) : Blavier, Pierre ; de Haen, Andre ; Failla, Vito ; Pesaresi, Riccardo

Report Date : 15 APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : A 37 m long spar buoy is described which, although primarily intended for specific accurate meteorological measurements, was designed as a very stable and rugged unmanned platform allowing a wide range of oceanographic and meteorological observations. It is equipped with a high-capacity, high-precision data acquisition and digital recording system and is now ready to receive a wide variety of meteorological and oceanographic probes in addition to its existing meteorological sensors. It is at present free-drifting but an anchoring device is being studied. At the moment, for operational reasons, the buoy is essentially self-recording, but the present small monitoring transmitter can be replaced by a standard medium-range data transmitting system. (Author)

Descriptors :   *METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA), (*SPAR BUOYS, (*OCEANOGRAPHY, SPAR BUOYS), MARINE METEOROLOGY, DIGITAL RECORDING SYSTEMS, DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, MAGNETIC TAPE, DETECTORS, RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS), STABILITY, STABILIZED PLATFORMS, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, MONITORS.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE