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Real-time Frontal Mapping with AUVS in a Coastal Environment

Henrik Schmidt, James G Bellingham, Mark P Johnson
5 pp.
MITSG 97-04J
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A new oceanographic measurement concept is presented, combining a tomographic network with small autonomous underwater vehicles. Using wireless local area network technology, the acoustic tomography data are recorded and processed in real time for achieving a low-resolution estimate of oceanographic parameters. By combining the high coverage but low resolution of the tomography with the high resolution capabilities of AUV's, oceanographic phenomena with small scale dynamics controlled by large scale environmental forcing can be mapped. The feasibility of the new measurement concept has been demonstrated in connection with an experiment in Haro Strait, BC, aimed at mapping the properties coastal fronts driven by combined estuarian and tidal forcing.

type: Technical reports

Parent Project

Project No.: 1995-RC-38
Title: Adaptive Sampling for Pollution Monitoring in the Coastal Environment

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