hydrocast


Also found in: Encyclopedia.

hy·dro·cast

 (hī′drə-kăst′)
n.
The process of using a device consisting of several water-collection bottles, such as Nansen bottles, that are wired and clamped together and used to collect data on water characteristics at various depths.

hydrocast

(ˈhaɪdrəˌkɑːst)
n
(Biochemistry) the gathering of water samples for analysis by using several connected bottles to collect water at different depths
References in periodicals archive ?
This has been partly due to the limited capability of common hydrocast steel wire, which could not be safely reeled out more than 96000 m, and therefore could not be used to reach the hadal zone.
The third study used the PTB socket with sleeve suspension and compared it with Hydrocast HS sockets with Pelite liners.
In HydroCast, the movement of ordinary nodes with flow of water is without restraint because they are scattered in the underwater environment.
The author in [22] proposed the HydroCast (hydraulic pressure-based any cast) routing protocol to provide a geographic routing solution alternative.
A hydrocast, a benthic (sea-bottom) grab, and a trawl make up one sample.
These studies have evaluated interface pressures with patellar-tendon-bearing (PTB) sockets [17-18,20-21], an unrectified hydrocast socket [17], and a total-surface-bearing (TSB) socket [19].
HydroCast (hydraulic pressure based anycast routing) [14] protocol utilizes the depth information (pressure level) of the sensor nodes along with the clustering of the nodes.
These two temperature-depth profiles to depths of about 500 m, obtained from hydrocasts conducted six days apart, were virtually identical.
In the sanctuary, this innovation means that shipboard operations, from hydrocasts to submersible launches, can be conducted in higher sea states than with a comparably sized monohull.