Abstract

Analysis techniques are introduced that allow for estimation of potential sounding uncertainty due to water mass variability from reconnaissance campaigns in which oceanographic parameters are measured at a high temporal and spatial resolution. The analysis techniques do not require sounding data, thus analyses can be tailored to match any survey system; this allows for pre-analysis campaigns to optimize survey instrumentation and sound speed profiling rates such that a desired survey specification can be maintained. Additionally, the output of the analysis methods can potentially provide a higher fidelity estimation of sounding uncertainty due to water mass variability than uncertainty models in common use.

Publication Date

11-2009

Journal or Conference Title

International Hydrographic Review

Pages

20-38

Publisher Place

Lemmers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Publisher

International Hydrographic Organization

Document Type

Journal Article

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