Accession Number : ADA317468

Title :   Arabian Sea Surface Mooring.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA

Personal Author(s) : Grosenbaugh, Mark A. ; Trask, Richard P. ; Weller, Robert A.

PDF Url : ADA317468

Report Date : 18 DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The objectives of this project have been to: (1) develop a systematic design procedure for severe-environment moorings which will include dynamic analysis to predict the lifetime of the mooring components; (2) use dynamic and fatigue analysis to preform parametric design studies of candidate moorings for severe environments; (3) apply the design principles and specifications developed in this study to the design of the Arabian Sea moorings. This surface mooring design will provide a platform which time series of high quality near-surface meteorology, air-sea fluxes of momentum, heat and freshwater, and upper ocean variability can be obtained in the Arabian Sea. In addition, areas once thought to be too severe for surface mooring deployments can be reconsidered as potential sites for making moored measurements similar to those being made in the Arabian Sea.

Descriptors :   *OCEAN SURFACE, *MOORING, *ARABIAN SEA, MEASUREMENT, TIME SERIES ANALYSIS, VARIATIONS, METEOROLOGY, FATIGUE(MECHANICS), DYNAMIC TESTS.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE