THREE-POINT ANCHORING IN THE DEEP OCEAN

The unique capabilities of the Research Platform FLIP for underwater measurements has been greatly enhanced by the addition of a deep-ocean mooring technique. The method developed by this laboratory permits long-term 3-point moorings of FLIP to be made in 3000 fathoms using nylon/polypropylene line and anchors which are sacrificed in recovery. Research Platform, 'Ocean Research Buoy', has has also moored in 1500 fathoms using a modified multiple- moor method.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also published in U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, pp 100-104, Feb. 75.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Scripps Institution of Oceanography

    California Marine Physical Laboratory
    San Diego, CA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Bronson, E D
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128435
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MPL-U-43/71 Summ Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-69-A0200-6002
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM