The SWellEx-96 Experiment was conducted between May 10 and 18, 1996, approximately 12 km from the tip of Point Loma near San Diego, California. Acoustic sources, towed from the R/V Sproul, transmitted various broadband and multitone signals at frequencies between 50 and 400 Hz. The acoustic sensors deployed in SWellEx-96 include:
- a vertical line array (VLA) and a tilted line array (TLA), deployed by the FLoating Instrument Platform (R/P FLIP), and
- two horizontal line arrays (HLA) known as the All Optical Deployable System (AODS) installed on the seafloor and distinguished as northern and southern HLA's.
Details regarding the transmitted and received acoustic signals for two source tow events known as Event S5 and Event S59 can be found under the "Events" link in the navigation bar at the top of this page. GPS data for the sources is also available for download on the "Events" page. Array parameters can be found under the "Arrays" link, and waveguide parameters and CTD data can be found under the "Environment" link.
Most of the contents of this website were generously provided by Jim Murray, formerly of the Marine Physical Lab.
Questions or comments regarding this website should be directed to Dave Ensberg
The HLA array element positions have been corrected.
If you downloaded or copied HLA array element positions
from this website prior to 29 April 2003, please download
them again or make the necessary corrections.
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