Space continuous measurements on ocean current and chemical properties with the intelligent towed vehcle "Flying fish"

Wataru Koterayama, Satoru Yamaguchi, Takashi Yokobiki, Jong Hwan Yoon, Hideaki Hase

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Abstract

A research project on development of observation systems for heat, momentum and substance circulation in the ocean and atmosphere was carried out in the Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University from 1992 to 1997. A pitch, roll and depth controllable towed vehicle called "Flying Fish" was developed, which houses an acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP), CO2 analyzer and sensors for measuring temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, pH, turbidity and chlorophyll. Length of the vehicle is 3.84m, breadth 2.26m, height 1.4m, weight in air 1300kg and weight in water about 0kg. Flying Fish enables us to obtain space continuous data on physical and chemical properties efficiently in the upper mixed layer of the ocean. From 1994 to 1997, the vehicle was used to carry out ocean observations in the northern, southern and central part of the Japan Sea in a collaborative study among Japan, Korea and Russia. Examples of data obtained are shown in this paper and the results of the current velocities are compared with those of other observation systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUT 1998 - Proceedings of the 1998 International Symposium on Underwater Technology
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages11-16
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)0780342739, 9780780342736
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Symposium on Underwater Technology, UT 1998 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Apr 15 1998Apr 17 1998

Publication series

NameUT 1998 - Proceedings of the 1998 International Symposium on Underwater Technology

Other

OtherInternational Symposium on Underwater Technology, UT 1998
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period4/15/984/17/98

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oceanography
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Instrumentation

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