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ADCP Shield & Mast – As Deployed

POSTED ON August 1st  - POSTED IN Uncategorized


  • Mast is used for stability during deployment
  • Once shield is on bottom, the mast acoustic release is triggered
  • Mast is then recovered using deployment line
  • When instruments are to be recovered, acoustic release inside shield is triggered
  • Instrument box inside shield releases and floats to surface
  • Instrument box trails recovery rope that is attached to box and shield
  • Instrument box is brought onboard
  • Recovery rope is fed to winch
  • Shield is winched aboard
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