New Sensor Installed on Ferry Will Monitor Water Flow in Puget Sound

June 17, 2014 12:22 PM

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In order to better know the local marine environment it is necessary to know how water flows through the Puget Sound's myriad channels. For this, researchers from the Washington Department of Ecology and the University of Washington installed a water monitoring sensor on the hull of the 64-car Salish ferry that crosses the Admiralty Inlet.

The flow of water will be measured through Admiralty Inlet, the gateway between the ocean and the Puget Sound. The new sensor will help measure the direction as well as the speed of water from the surface to the seafloor throughout the channel.

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