ICES Data Guidelines for Seasoar (Batfish) data. (Compiled May 1999, revised August. 2001; December 2006)
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The Seasoar (or Batfish) instrument is a towed platform typically equipped with a CTD. Other sensors, such as fluorometers or transmissometers, ma y also be added. The SeaSoar has hydraulically controlled wings, which give it the ability to "fly" up and down in the water column. On a typical deployment, the SeaSoar is towed behind a ship at speeds of up to 10 knots using a faired cable while flying between two depths, U se of a faired cable reduces the drag on the cable and allows the SeaSoar to fly sawtooth profiles with a maximum depth of ~500m. Without fairing or with damaged fairing the depth capabilities of the SeaSoar are dramatically reduced. W ith no fairing at all the SeaSoar would struggle to attain 100m depth.....
Other TitleData Guidelines Seasoar; The ICES Data Type Guidelines describe best practices for all aspects of data management.
PublisherInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
CitationICES Data and Information Group (DIG) (2006) ICES Data Guidelines for Seasoar (Batfish) data. (Compiled May 1999, revised August. 2001; December 2006). Copenhagen, Denmark, International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), 5pp. DOI: https://doi.org/10.25607/OBP-1364
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