1971 AIDJEX pilot study. The University of Washington boundary-layer studies used divers to assemble current-meter masts under the water and to map under-ice topography
Image Credit: National Snow & Ice Data Center
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allaina  [Jan 25, 2010 at 03:56 PM]
[During the installation, the 100 ft long current meter masts were supported by the a winch/cable assy mounted on a radio tower section (seen at the far left in the photograph). Under the ice, the frame was shifted to a buoyancy support system consisting of two stainless steel beer barrels in a wooden frame with SCUBA bottle attached to "blow ballast' when necessary. with this system, the mast could be manuvered into position and bolted to the underice supports. (MLW)]

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