The 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.