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Shallow Water Integrated Mapping System (SWIMS)

posted Sep 2, 2011, 1:11 PM by Matthew Alford   [ updated Dec 14, 2011, 1:43 PM by WaveChasers APL ]

Developed by Mike Gregg, this towed system measures ocean properties in a sawtooth pattern behind a ship.  It carries a large suite of sensors including up and down-looking ADCP's, redundant temperature and salinity sensors, and a microstructure package.  An altimeter allows us to profile close to the bottom without running into it.

McLane Moored Profiler

posted Mar 9, 2011, 3:21 PM by mikutas   [ updated Dec 14, 2011, 1:43 PM by WaveChasers APL ]

Matthew Alford at a recovery of a McLane Moored Profiler. Developed by John Toole (WHOI) and commercialized by McLane Research Labs, this instrument makes repeated vertical traverses of the water column along a conventional subsurface mooring wire while carrying a CTD and an acoustic current meter.  We have recently been pushing its limits by sampling extremely fast to study internal waves - and have been modifying the profilers to crawl faster and carry more instrumentation such as nitrate and the Nortex Aquadopp velocity profiler.

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