ATOMS project - objectives
- To study the feasibility of a tomographic acoustic network to monitor
the entire Portuguese EEZ. That network will be composed of 4/5 acoustic emitters/receivers
located in the Azores, continental Portugal and Goringe bank and/or Madeira
island. The modeled network will use archived data of temperature/salinity
profiles (from NODC and BODC data bases). The main characteristics of the
network will be determined in order to achieve a given performance in terms
of temperature and current resolution.
- To develop an integrated system for Ocean Acoustic Tomography (OAT)
and perform a test at sea.
- To develop a preliminary application of the integrated system to monitor
a particular area off the Portuguese EEZ. The test target will be the Cape
São Vicente filament area, which is one of the most developed and recurrent
filaments observed and has important implications in the biological and chemical
exchanges between the coastal and offshore ocean.