Accession Number : ADA192018

Title :   Loch Linnhe Experiment Data Summary,

Corporate Author : TRW SPACE AND TECHNOLOGY GROUP REDONDO BEACH CA

Personal Author(s) : Beach, Ken ; Kwoh, Daniel ; Rungaldier, Harry ; Stonich, Ivan ; Wagner, Richard

PDF Url : ADA192018

Report Date : 23 Nov 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : During the Loch Linnhe Experiment, TRW deployed a ground truth package of instrumentation on board the Loch Nevis. The package consists of the following 4 main instruments: (i) Scanning laser slope gauge, (ii) X-and Ka-band radars, (iii) Wave height probe, and (iv) A photographic system for detecting and measuring specular joints, The following auxiliary instruments are also deployed in a supporting role: (i) An inclinometer to measure the pitch and roll of the slope gauge due to ship motion, (ii) A salinity gauge (on loan to us from Anton Edwards of SMBA) for detecting the presence or arrival of an internal wave, and (iii) A video camera for recording general conditions of the sea surface around the slope gauge. A brief description of the main instruments can be found in the following sections. The last section is a data log summary showing the data taken as well as its assessed quality.

Descriptors :   *OCEAN SURFACE, *OCEANOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT, CAMERAS, DATA PROCESSING, GAGES, HEIGHT, INTERNAL WAVES, JOINTS, LASERS, MEASUREMENT, OPTICAL SCANNING, PHOTOGRAPHY, PROBES, RECORDING SYSTEMS, SALINITY, SHIP MOTION, SLOPE, SPECULAR REFLECTION, VIDEO SIGNALS, WAVES, SEA STATES, OCEAN WAVES, SURFACE TRUTH

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE