Accession Number : ADD003013

Title :   Method for Measuring Velocity and Direction of Currents in a Body of Water.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Richardson,William S

Report Date : 03 Aug 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The patent relates to a method for measuring the velocity and direction of currents in the ocean and other bodies of water. A first vehicle travels through water and leaves behind a trail of dye. A second vehicle travels, at a later time, the same path as that traveled by the first vehicle, and measures the distance and direction to the trail of dye. The vehicles may travel either from the surfaces downwardly or from the bottom upwardly.

Descriptors :   *Ocean currents, *Measuring instruments, *Patents, *Oceanographic equipment, Fluorescent dyes, Time interval counters, Distance measuring equipment, Direction finding

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE