configuration parameters were chosen based on optimal settings determined
from previous cruises for the GOULD and PALMER ADCP systems.
|The ADCP on the GOULD
is generally setup to use a 16 meter pulse length. The pulse length is (approximately) the
vertical distance over which the velocity is averaged when producing velocity
vectors for each depth bin. A 16 m
pulse length and 8 m bin size produces a smooth velocity field but reduces
the resolution. We switched to an 8
meter pulse because we wanted the better resolution.
|We plan on using
the same settings for the cruises next year.