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Shallow Water Integrated Mapping System (SWIMS)

posted Sep 2, 2011, 1:11 PM by Matthew Alford   [ updated Dec 14, 2011, 1:43 PM by WaveChasers APL ]
Developed by Mike Gregg, this towed system measures ocean properties in a sawtooth pattern behind a ship.  It carries a large suite of sensors including up and down-looking ADCP's, redundant temperature and salinity sensors, and a microstructure package.  An altimeter allows us to profile close to the bottom without running into it.