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FLIP
STATUS
Operational
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Created over forty years ago by Scripps scientists, FLIP allows for a quiet and stable environment when studying sound waves in the water. Since, FLIP has also homed researchers studying the way water circulates, how storm waves are formed, how seismic waves move, how heat is exchanged between the ocean and the atmosphere, and the sound made underwater by marine animals.
CONTACT
Eric Slater
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Ocean Physics Group
Marine Physical Laboratory, 8810 Shellback Ave, La Jolla, CA 02093-0226
(858) 534-6814
eslater@ucsd.edu
SPECIFICATIONS
Ship TypeFloating instrument platform/ Buoy
Operating AreaCan operate anywhere, normally operates on the west coast of the Unites States
Endurance30-45 days
Crusing SpeedIn tow, FLIP can reach speeds of 7–10 knots.
Lab Space
Power AvailabilityFLIP has no engines or other means of propulsion. It must be towed to open water, where it drifts freely or is anchored.
Berthing Space 16 (5 crew & 11 researchers)
Deck Space
Telemetry Available
UPDATED ON
29 Mar 2010 14:39