Determining Seaglider Velocities Automatically
MetadataShow full item record
Determination of underwater glider speed along its glide path is critical to recovering important oceanographic observations, including vertical water velocities and depth-averaged currents (DAC), as well as for properly correcting passive flow-dependent sensors, including thermal-inertia effects in unpumped conductivity-temperature (CT) instruments. To estimate these velocities accurately we developed a completely automated flight model system (herein ‘FMS’) that solves the flight model regressions regularly and consistently recovers well-constrained flight model parameters for each dive of a deployment. It is designed to analyze both on-going and completed deployments, providing, in the former case, warnings and suggestions to the pilot about flight performance and parameter settings that could improve glider's navigational performance at sea.
The following license files are associated with this item: