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Oceanic turbulence measurement using an AUV platform and development of graphical interfaces for data acquisition and analysis

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2001
Summary:
Application of a small autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) is described as a platform for measurement of oceanic turbulence in coastal waters during cold atmospheric fronts. The turbulence package, mounted on the AUV, allows horizontal profiling and measurement of small-scale fluctuations of velocity and temperature and other characteristics of the flow in the ocean mixed layer. The turbulence measurements were made in conjunction with current profile measurements, conductivity, temperature, and depth measurements, providing the background conditions. The navigation and tracking data from the ship and the underwater vehicle are also presented. The primary focus of this research was to collect and analyze data from the ocean in order to resolve the turbulent velocity fluctuations and the dissipation rates of turbulent kinetic energy. The aim of this thesis is to explain the approach for measurement and analysis of ocean data. It includes the manufacture of the measurement probes, the preparation of the electronic system, the coding of the acquisition software and use of several algorithms for detecting the presence of turbulence and mixing. Two observational oceanographic experiments are described as a basis for illustrating the techniques and methods in data acquisition and analysis of the oceanographic and turbulent quantities.
Title: Oceanic turbulence measurement using an AUV platform and development of graphical interfaces for data acquisition and analysis.
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Name(s): Leindecker, Eric-Olivier.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Dhanak, Manhar R., Thesis advisor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2001
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 148 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Application of a small autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) is described as a platform for measurement of oceanic turbulence in coastal waters during cold atmospheric fronts. The turbulence package, mounted on the AUV, allows horizontal profiling and measurement of small-scale fluctuations of velocity and temperature and other characteristics of the flow in the ocean mixed layer. The turbulence measurements were made in conjunction with current profile measurements, conductivity, temperature, and depth measurements, providing the background conditions. The navigation and tracking data from the ship and the underwater vehicle are also presented. The primary focus of this research was to collect and analyze data from the ocean in order to resolve the turbulent velocity fluctuations and the dissipation rates of turbulent kinetic energy. The aim of this thesis is to explain the approach for measurement and analysis of ocean data. It includes the manufacture of the measurement probes, the preparation of the electronic system, the coding of the acquisition software and use of several algorithms for detecting the presence of turbulence and mixing. Two observational oceanographic experiments are described as a basis for illustrating the techniques and methods in data acquisition and analysis of the oceanographic and turbulent quantities.
Identifier: 9780493205076 (isbn), 12781 (digitool), FADT12781 (IID), fau:9658 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2001.
Subject(s): Oceanographic submersibles
Turbulence
Oceanography
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