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Deep-sea, high-resolution, hydrography and current measurements using an autonomous underwater vehicle: the overflow from the Strait of Sicily

Stansfield, Kate, Smeed, David A., Gasparini, Gian Pietro, McPhail, Stephen, Millard, Nick, Stevenson, Peter, Webb, Andy, Vetrano, Anna and Rabe, Benjamin (2001) Deep-sea, high-resolution, hydrography and current measurements using an autonomous underwater vehicle: the overflow from the Strait of Sicily Geophysical Research Letters, 28, (13), pp. 2645-2648. (doi:10.1029/2000GL012770).

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Abstract

AUTOSUB-2, an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) developed by the Southampton Oceanography Centre, was used for high resolution hydrographic surveys in the Sicily Strait. A combination of "seasoar" type profiling and terrain following missions were undertaken and velocity and hydrographic measurements taken from AUTOSUB-2 were compared with concurrent shipboard hydrographic and velocity profiles. Even though shipboard stations were separated by just 5 to 8 km along the mission path, data from the AUV showed small scale variability that was missed by the shipboard sampling. In this paper we present the example of an intense jet, with maximum speed greater than 0.50 m s-1, less than 4 km wide.

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Published date: 1 July 2001
Additional Information: Paper number 2000GL012770
Keywords: autosub 2, auv, hydrographic surveying, sicily strait, velocity profiles
Organisations: Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre,Southampton

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Local EPrints ID: 7825
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/7825
ISSN: 0094-8276
PURE UUID: b58fd2f3-f573-4fb0-9e12-bc3ceb42dd32

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Date deposited: 30 Jun 2004
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 17:14

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Author: Kate Stansfield
Author: David A. Smeed
Author: Gian Pietro Gasparini
Author: Stephen McPhail
Author: Nick Millard
Author: Peter Stevenson
Author: Andy Webb
Author: Anna Vetrano
Author: Benjamin Rabe

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