Accession Number : ADA331538

Title :   Nearshore Oceanographic Instrumentation

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 7 Jun 95-6 Jun 96

Corporate Author : OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS COLL OF OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Holman, Robert

PDF Url : ADA331538

Report Date : 12 NOV 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Understanding of the small scale dynamics of wave-driven boundary layers and their associated sediment transport requires special types of instruments capable of measuring high frequency time series of suspended load concentration, fluid velocity and the time-varying location of the sediment bed. This grant allowed the purchase of five Fiber Optic Backscatter Sensor arrays, five Vertical Electromagnetic Current Meter arrays and five pressure sensors, thus enabling collection of the needed measurements over an array of horizontal locations to test hypotheses of the role of small scale processes in the large scale response of nearshore morphology. These instruments were deployed during the large Sandy Duck field experiment, 10 Sept - 30 Oct, 1997. PIs involved in this ONR-sponsored work were Rob Holman (Oregon State University), Richard Sternberg and Andrea Ogston (University of Washington), Daniel Conley (State University of NY, Stoneybrook) and Reg Beach (Office of Naval Research, ROPO through Oregon State University). As the instruments just came out of the water in the last week, no publications have yet resulted.

Descriptors :   *ACOUSTIC DETECTORS, *OCEANOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT, VELOCITY, INSHORE AREAS, BOUNDARY LAYER, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, SEDIMENT TRANSPORT.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE