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The CCD Thermograph Project has an array of
marine thermographs that are subject to the full
sweep of ocean currents. A chance observation
indicated that temperature dynamics in a
semi-enclosed area may be very different from those
where the original thermographs are located.

Additional thermographs were deployed in both Cat
Harbor and Avalon Harbor. Data from these
instruments, especially when compared to nearby,
open-water-retrieved data, will yield information on
habor seiches (water resonances somewhat like the
reverberations of a drum head) and water flushing.


Difficulty retrieving thermographs due to fouling has
delayed this project.