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Why ADCPs can be a vital ingredient for scientific subsea expeditions

28 March 2017

In Teledyne Marine’s blog, you can read a case study on how the Teledyne RD Instruments Workhorse ADCPs helped reveal a trans-Tasman pathway of internal tide. This was done in connection with expeditions funded by the National Science Foundation and carried out by an internal team of scientists.

Both ship-mounted and lowered ADCPs were used, the latter of which for example allowed for a full depth profile, produced by data collected during decent and ascent of the unit.

Teledyne RD Instruments Workhorse ACDP

The Teledyne RD Instruments Workhorse ADCPs come in different variants, covering many different types of setups

Similar setup resulted in similar observations on the northern hemisphere

EIVA has delivered a similar setup with ADCPs to IMR and Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, University of Bergen Geophysical Institute and Norwegian Polar Institute.

This has resulted in observations in the northern Atlantic and the Barents Sea similar to those made in the Tasman Sea. The setup consists of fixed monitoring stations deployed between Norway, Jan Mayen and Greenland and well as up to Svalbard. The objective is to monitor systematically the hydrographic parameters (temperature and salinity) and currents, in addition to monitoring nutrient salts and primary production (phytoplankton).

Would you like to hear more about ADCPs?

Do you have a research project for which the Teledyne RD Instruments ADCPs could be a relevant piece of equipment to bring into play? As EIVA is an official distributor of these products, please do not hesitate to reach out.

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