The Story of Autosub
Submarine Channel Flow Dynamics - The Black Sea
The primary aim of this expedition supported by the RV Pelagia sailing from Istanbul was to image the 3D structure of submarine flows passing through a rare example of an active submarine channel system in the Southeast Black Sea.
Mapping of the internal flow structure within and outside the channel was achieved using Autosub 3 supplemented by vessel-based, CTD profiling and a fixed CTD mooring in the proximal channel for the duration of the cruise. The Autosub 3 data provided the first observed field example of a subsurface hydraulic jump formed by a flow moving over a scour.
Autosub 3 on the rear deck of the RV Pelagia.