Accession Number : ADA119090

Title :   Documentation of Software for Estimating Expendable Shear Profiler (XCP) Fall Rates.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : Saunders,K D

PDF Url : ADA119090

Report Date : Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : Expendable Current Profilers (XCPs) do not transmit a pressure signal from the instrument to the ship. The depth is determined either by an empirical equation or by comparison with a reference oceanic variable. This report provides documentation of a computer program for the determination of a least squares best fitted polynomial for determining the depth as a function of time, using temperature as measured from a CTD at the time of the profiler drop. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Depth, *Temperature, Ocean currents, Measuring instruments, Falling bodies, Expendable, Profiles, Measurement, Computations, Polynomials, Least squares method, Computer programs

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE