An Absolute Velocity Profiler (AVP) is a scientific instrument developed to measure velocity profiles Photo: University of Washington (http://opd.apl.washington.edu/tools/index.html) in the ocean: that is, vertical change of water current velocity with respect to depth. This dropsonde references an electromagnetically inferred velocity profile to one measured near the sea floor.
- Physical Oceanography Index
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