Underwater acoustic glider

  title={Underwater acoustic glider},
  author={Eric O. Rogers and Jennifer G. Gunderson and Weston S. Smith and Gerald F. Denny and Paul J. Farley},
  journal={IGARSS 2004. 2004 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium},
  pages={2241-2244 vol.3}
Underwater gliders are buoyancy-driven devices; they alternately reduce and expand displaced volume to dive and climb through the ocean. Gliders carry wings and control their pitch attitude to effectuate a horizontal speed component through the ocean. They turn by rolling their wings or by use of a rudder. Buoyancy control, coupled with hydrodynamic lift is a natural choice for a platform designed to both profile and traverse the stratified ocean where gradients are near vertical and the tilt… CONTINUE READING


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