Example of an ADCP vector plot. The red

Example of an ADCP vector plot. The red "X" is the location of the ship. The many arrows coming from the X show the magnitude and direction of currents at a variety of depths beneath the ship. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Discovering the Deep: Exploring Remote Pacific MPAs.

 

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