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A comparison of PEGASUS and combined CTD/ADCP current profiles off the California coast.

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Authors
King, Charles H.
Subjects
ADCP
acoustic doppler
acoustic Doppler current profiler
PEGASUS
current profilers
Advisors
Nystuen, Jeffrey A.
Date of Issue
1989-03
Date
March 1989
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
Vertical profiles of alongshore and cross-shore velocities obtained by PEGASUS, a free-falling, acoustically tracked current profiler, and an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) are compared. Data was collected during November, 1988 near Point Sur, California. Processing of data for both instruments is discussed in some detail. Velocity profiles and contours show good correlation in feature location but often differed significantly in intensity. Alongshore velocity components from the two instruments were more highly correlated than were cross-shore components. Alongshore velocities also agreed well with both geostrophy and historical data.
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Thesis
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Department
Oceanography
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Format
44 p.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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