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PREFERRED TERM
SDN:B07::NDT012Single net or net pair horizontal tow  
DEFINITION
  • The sample is collected within a defined depth stratum from a moving platform; the depth of the tow is controlled by the weight of the device, the length of the wire, and the towing platform speed. Horizontal net tows are used to collect horizontally integrated samples. It requires either an opening and closing system or the ship must be stopped during deployment and recovery; otherwise it becomes an oblique horizontal tow. Examples of gears that can be deployed that way include the Clarke-Bumpus net, the Leavitt net or other opening and closing nets or meter nets deployed and recovered with platform stopped.
ENTRY TERMS
  • Horizontal tow
NOTE
  • accepted
IDENTIFIER
  • SDN:B07::NDT012
DATE
  • 2014-10-14 12:14:45.0
IDENTIFIER
  • SDN:B07::NDT012
VERSION
  • 1
IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Horizontal tow
URI
http://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/B07/current/NDT012/
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