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Table 1 Specifications of the six range-test stations established in Southeast Alaskan waters during the current study, including the bottom depths associated with each receiver node and its five transmitter nodes, the depths below-surface and corresponding elevation above the sea floor at which each VEMCO VR2W receiver was suspended, and the nominal distances between each transmitter node and the base (i.e., anchor) of its associated receiver node

From: A test of the detection range of acoustic transmitters and receivers deployed in deep waters of Southeast Alaska, USA

Station Bottom depth (m) Receivers nodes Transmitter node 1 Transmitter node 2 Transmitter node 3 Transmitter node 4 Transmitter node 5
Depth (distance from sea surface; m) Elevation (distance from sea floor; m) Distance from base of receiver node (m) Depth (m) Distance from base of receiver node (m) Depth (m) Distance from base of receiver node (m) Depth (m) Distance from base of receiver node (m) Depth (m) Distance from base of receiver node (m) Depth (m)
1 588 150 438 400 588 600 589 800 590 1000 589 1200 589
400 188
2 552 150 402 400 553 600 555 800 552 1000 552 1200 548
400 152
3 357 300 57 400 357 600 357 800 355 1000 355 1200 357
4 200 145 55 400 187 600 165 800 159 1000 109 1200 81
5 360 298 62 200 363 400 368 600 372 800 370 1000 369
6 356 303 53 200 360 400 361 600 363 800 363 1000 364
  1. At each transmitter node, one VEMCO V16-5H transmitter was suspended 0.5 m above the listed bottom depth, and a second V16-5H was suspended 5 m above the listed depth. For station locations, refer to Fig. 1