Recovery of deep-sea moorings with MIR submersibles

Duinker, J. C., Körtzinger, Arne, Phillips, G. R. J. and Sagalevitch, A. M. (1994) Recovery of deep-sea moorings with MIR submersibles Sea Technology, 35 (4). pp. 34-42.

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Deep-sea moorings, used to collect data and samples at fixed positions over long time periods, have increased use with the collecting of particles for biological and chemical analyses. Costs and efforts in the design, deployment, and recovery of deep-sea moorings are considerable, but significant results can be obtained that are not attainable otherwise. Moorings are difficult to retrieve because of difficulties in determining their exact position and release from the seabed. This paper describes an investigation of fundamental problems by using the manned submersibles Mir I and Mir 2 embarked on the Russian R/V Akademik Mstislav Keldysh. The exact position of the moorings on the seabed and the reasons for their failure to release were determined.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Deep-sea moorings, MIR submersibles
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB2 Marine Biogeochemistry > FB2-CH Chemical Oceanography
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0093-3651
Projects: Enrichment
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2008 17:27
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2016 12:11

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