When a drifting buoy is reporting good
temperature/salinity data, but doubtful ocean
current data, what is encoded at the beginning of
section 3 in the drifting buoy report?
What would the groups 20050 32234 43547 in
section 3 of a drifting buoy message indicate?
How would an ocean current data group of
20020 15097 be interpreted in a drifting buoy
In this chapter, we have reviewed the three basic
properties that affect sound velocity in seawater. We
discussed the various uses of bathythermograph data,
and also discussed the two types of bathythermograph
recording systems used by fleet units. The procedures
used to evaluate raw BT data and to encode and record
the data were also covered. Finally, we explained how
to decode BUOY reported bathymetric data.