Accession Number : ADA327696

Title :   Acoustic Doppler Current Profiling in the Western Pacific During the WOCE P10 Cruise, November/December 1993.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA

Personal Author(s) : Bahr, Frank ; Joyce, Terrence M.

PDF Url : ADA327696

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 128

Abstract : The objective of this cruise was to occupy a hydrographic section nominally along 149E from Papua New Guinea to the shelf off the coast of Japan near Yokohama as part of the one-time WOCE Hydrographic Programmed survey of the Pacific Ocean, line P10. This report describes the processing of shipboard acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) data that were collected during this cruise. New GPS-based heading measurements (Ashtech heading), which increase the accuracy of the ADCP, are covered in detail. A subset of the processed data from the New Guinea Coastal Undercurrent and from the Kuroshio is presented.

Descriptors :   *OCEAN CURRENTS, *ACOUSTIC MEASUREMENT, DATA BASES, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, CONTINENTAL SHELVES, GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, SHIPBOARD, DATA ACQUISITION, PACIFIC OCEAN, ACOUSTIC DATA, HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, DOPPLER EFFECT, ACOUSTIC TRACKING.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE