Limiting the Size and Duration of Data Files: autoexec.bat

When preparing for a long duration deployment it is important to consider the length of the data file that will be generated. MicroRiders are often deployed for days or weeks at a time. The default setting on RSI instruments is to collect a single data file unlimited in size. A file collected over days or […]

How to Make a Hotel File

In order to process data from a velocity shear probe the speed of the instrument or flow over the probes must be obtained. When using a Vertical Microstructure Profiler (VMP) the pressure data can be used to determine speed. However, pressure data cannot be used to obtain speed when profiling horizontally with a MicroRider. In […]

Happy Holidays: Office closed from December 26-30

Please be advised that the Rockland Scientific office will be closed between December 26th to the 30th 2016. Everyone at Rockland wishes you a joyous holiday season especially if you find yourself at sea during this time. If you require support over the holidays please do not hesitate to contact support@rocklandscientific.com. We will respond promptly […]

Instrument Communication Troubleshooting

While operating a Rockland Scientific Microstructure Instrument you may experience difficulty with instrument communication. Here are some troubleshooting tips to help ensure reliable communication with your internally recording instrument. In order to communicate, you will need your microstructure instrument, the instrument deck cable and a computer. You will need to connect to your computer via […]

Winches Optimized for Turbulence Profilers

When choosing a winch for your turbulence profiler it is important to consider the deployment characteristics of turbulence profilers. Unlike a CTD Rosette, turbulence profilers descend in what is known as tethered free-fall. Tethered free-falling is when a profiler is allowed to fall uninterrupted and decoupled from the vessel and/or ocean surface motions. To achieve this, […]

Formatting your CF card

On occasion, you may wish to reformat your CF card.  CF cards are reformatted when they are corrupted, or contain a large number of data files that you want to remove. To reformat your CF Card, you must be using a Windows computer. Connect your VMP to your PC using Motocross Download all data files […]