Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole MA 02543
These shearmeters will listen to 260-Hz acoustic sources, allowing their trajectories to be computed. They are made of anodized and painted 7075 high-strength tubing. They are sectional , with two sections of equal length.
The goal of the mission is to collect long time series of shear and gradient Richardson number in the abyssal currents and water masses (Antarctic Bottom Water and North Atlantic Deep Water).
I have the green shirt in the photos below. Scott Worrilow, Ryan Schrawder, Dr. Claudia Cenedese, Chief Scientist Richard Limeburner, and the RV Oceanus crew helped deploy the floats.
The shearmeters were built by Webb Research Corporation.
Coastal and Ocean Fluid Dyn. Lab Webpage
Ocean Acoustics Lab Webpage (My formal affiliation.)
Webb Research Corp.Webpage