Shallow Winched Profiler Mobilized

Shallow Winched Profiler Mobilized

During the port call for Leg 4 in Newport, Oregon, the UW-APL-built Shallow Winched Profiler was loaded onto the R/V Thompson. The system has an underwater level wind that "spools" out yellow cable, which will provide power and communications to an attached instrument "pod" (orange bulbous-shaped package bottom left). The profiler will be located at a water depth of ~197 m on the already installed mooring at the EA Offshore Site. Several times a day the instrument pod will rise from the 197-m-deep platform to just beneath the ocean's surface making critical chemical and biological measurements. Photo Credit: Skip Denny, APL-UW; V14.

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