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Manned submersibles and sophisticated instrumentation: tools for oceanographic research

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Date Issued:
1984
Title: Manned submersibles and sophisticated instrumentation: tools for oceanographic research.
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Name(s): Youngbluth, Marsh J.
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Date Issued: 1984
Publisher: Society for Underwater Technology
Place of Publication: London
Physical Form: pdf
Extent: 11 p.
Language(s): English
Identifier: FA00007288 (IID)
Note(s): The development of SONAR, SCUBA and submersibles since the 1950's haspermitted man to greatly intensify his exploration of the sea to search foreconomical harvests of natural resources such as food, minerals and oil.Scientific observations with submersibles actually began ,with the tetheredBATHYSPHERE in 1932 when William Beebe and Otis Barton dove to 900 m in thewaters off Bermuda {Ref. 1). Their technical success and biological reportsencouraged the design and use of other surface-connected as well asfree-roaming vehicles for undersea investigations, e.g., FNRA III {Refs 2,3) SOUCOUPE SP 350 {Ref. 4), Deepstar 4000 (Refs 5, 6), ALVIN {Refs 7, 8,9), TURTLE and SEA CLIFF (Ref. 10), JOHNSON-SEA-LINK (Refs 11, 12) andPISCES IV (Refs 13, 14). Today, only two of these vehicles regularlyconduct oceanographic research.
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution 384
This manuscript is an author version with the final publication available and may be cited as: Youngbluth, M. J. (1984). Manned submersibles and sophisticated instrumentation: tools for oceanographic research. In Proceedings of SUBTECH ’83 Symposium (pp. 335-344). London: Society for Underwater Technology.
Subject(s): Oceanography--Research
Submersibles
Oceanography--Research--Instruments
Johnson-Sea-Link II (Submarine)
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