Accession Number : ADD014408

Title :   Shallow Water Environmental/Oceanographic Measurement System.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 31 Aug 81, patented 15 May 84,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Sutherland, Alexander L ; Swenson, Richard C

Report Date : 15 May 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A shallow water environmental/oceanographic measurement system for real time monitoring of specific parameters at a particular location is disclosed. A three point moored buoy is anchored over the particular location. Bottom mounted sensors to measure the specific parameters are situated generally within the area of the three point mooring area. Sensor data is transmitted via cable to the buoy from where it is telemetered to a shore station. Salt mounds located along the Gulf of Mexico in the states of Texas and Louisiana, if evacuated of their brine contents, could form extensive natural storage cavities. The brine content would be pumped out of these mounds and deposited via pipeline and diffuser into the Gulf of Mexico. It is desired to assess the total ecosystem impact on the receiving waters and biota from the discharge of these saturated brine solutions. Keywords: Patents. (aw)

Descriptors :   *BRINES, *ECOSYSTEMS, *MEXICO GULF, *PATENTS, *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, *OCEANOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT, *MONITORS, OCEAN BOTTOM, BUOYS, CABLES, CAVITIES, DETECTORS, DIFFUSERS, LOUISIANA, MONITORING, MOORING, MOUNTS, PARAMETERS, REAL TIME, SATURATION, SHORES, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), STATIONS, STORAGE, WATER, PUMPING, SHALLOW DEPTH

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Biological Oceanography
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE