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ADCP

ADCP’s are velocity profilers that use acoustics to measure 3D water-current velocity for a small volume of the water column above or below the sensor. High frequency sound waves (75- to 600-kHz) emitted by the profiler scatter off suspended particles and back to the sensor. The sensor calculates velocity by measuring changes in these sound waves (i.e., Doppler shifts).

Data Products

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Instrument Models

The OOI includes the following instrument models for this instrument type.

Series Make Model
VADCPA Teledyne RDI Workhorse custom 600 kHz 5 Beam
ADCPTD Teledyne RDI Workhorse Quartermaster Monitor 150kHz
ADCPTE Teledyne RDI Workhorse Quartermaster Monitor 150kHz
ADCPTF Teledyne RDI WorkHorse Sentinel 150khz
ADCPTG Teledyne RDI WorkHorse Sentinel 150khz - inductive
ADCPTB Teledyne RDI WorkHorse Monitor 300khz
ADCPTC Teledyne RDI WorkHorse Sentinel 300khz
ADCPAM Teledyne RDI Explorer DVL 600 kHz
ADCPAN Teledyne RDI Workhorse Navigator 600 kHz dual
ADCPTA Teledyne RDI WorkHorse Sentinel 600khz
ADCPTM Teledyne RDI WorkHorse Sentinel 600khz
ADCPSI Teledyne RDI WorkHorse LongRanger Monitor 75khz
ADCPSJ Teledyne RDI WorkHorse LongRanger Sentinel 75khz
ADCPSK Teledyne RDI WorkHorse LongRanger Monitor 75khz
ADCPSL Teledyne RDI WorkHorse LongRanger Sentinel 75khz - inductive
ADCPSN Teledyne RDI WorkHorse LongRanger Sentinel 75khz - inductive

Primary Science Discipline
Physical

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