Moored current-meter setup

On Monday and tuesday August 24-25, we prepared moored current meters for deployment. This included installing battery packs, calibrating their compasses, performing instrument checks, preparing the frames they will sit on, and preliminary programming amongst other things. In these pictures, you see acoustic current meters, specifically Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCP), which using the Doppler shift to measure the water currents (speed and direction) throughout the water column and Acoustic Doppler Velocimeters (ADV) which also measure water currents but at only one location in space. The ADCPs will be deployed offshore throughout our experiment while the ADV will be deployed inside of the Tijuana Estuary to give us an idea of the currents driving the dye transport.