FORTH CONTROLLED OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTRUMENT
Date of Original Version
The authors describe a microprocessor-controlled neutrally buoyant float for making measurements of ocean currents, such as the Gulf Stream in the Atlantic Ocean. The first-generation floats were programmed in assembly language. This was reasonable since all the floats followed essentially the same sampling strategy. The new generation of floats is to be much more flexible. Different floats may have different sensors attached, or may have to sample in different ways. In order to allow greater flexibility in the software a Forth interpreter was developed for the floats. The Forth interpreter is modeled after the 1979 standard, but is customized for the floats.
Publication Title, e.g., Journal
The Journal of Forth application and research
Carter, Evrett F., and H. T. Rossby. "FORTH CONTROLLED OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTRUMENT." The Journal of Forth application and research 4, 2 (1986). https://digitalcommons.uri.edu/gsofacpubs/2304