At Sea Experiment of Data Acquisition System
This chapter presents the mission at sea conducted for the observation of the motion data acquisition system measurements in the field as well as the collection and correction of unreferenced ADCP data.
Both the motion data acquisition system and TRDI ADCP are installed on a test vessel, the R/V Oceaneer IV, which performs a series of specifically chosen maneuvers in open sea while the motion data along with the ADCP data are simultaneously collected to be later post-processed. The mission is performed off the southeast coast of Florida where the currents run predominately near shore in a north-south direction with velocity ranging up to 1m/s (Figure 56). The Florida Current receives its water from two main sources, the Loop Current and the Antilles Current. The Loop current is the most significant of these sources and can be considered the upstream extension of the Gulf Stream System [NOAA].
KeywordsData Acquisition System Water Current East Component North Component Linear Track
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