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Ward, B;Fristedt, T
2008 IEEE/OES US/EU-BALTIC INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
Air-Sea Interaction Profiler: Autonomous Upper Ocean Measurements
2008
January
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The Air-Sea Interaction Profiler (ASIP) is an autonomous profiling instrument for upper ocean measurements. The measurements from ASIP are well suited to enhancing research on air-sea interfacial and near surface processes. Autonomous profiling is accomplished with a thruster, which submerges ASIP to a programmed depth. Once this depth is reached the positively buoyant instrument will ascend to the surface acquiring data. ASIP can profile from a maximum depth of 100 m to the surface, allowing both mixed layer and near-surface measurements to be conducted. The sensor payload on ASIP include microstructure sensors (two shear probes and a thermistor); a slow response accurate thermometer; a pair of conductivity sensors; pressure for a record of depth; PAR for measurements of light absorption in the water column. Other non-environmental sensors are acceleration, rate, and heading for determination of vehicle motion. Power is provided with rechargable lithium-ion batteries, supplying 1000 Whr, allowing approximately 300 profiles. ASIP also contains an iridium/GPS system, which allows realtime reporting of its position.
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