Accession Number : ADD003703

Title :   Thermal Sensor for Measurement of Ocean Current Direction.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Edgerton,Gene A

Report Date : 07 Dec 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A spherical sensor having the inside thereof lined with a plurality of temperature sensing elements, multiplexing circuitry for sequentially measuring the temperature of said sensors, and a comparison circuit for determining the sensors of greater temperature to thereby derive the direction of fluid flow. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Temperature measuring instruments, *Ocean currents, *Direction finding, *Oceanographic equipment, Heat transfer, Water flow

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE