On the Reliability of Field Measurements of Salinity with the Inductive Salinometer.
COAST GUARD WASHINGTON D C OCEANOGRAPHIC UNIT
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During the late winter and early spring of 1963 personnel of the U.S. Coast Guard Oceanographic Unit and of the U. S. Naval Oceanographic Office shared two cruises aboard a Coast Guard Ocean Station Vessel in the North Atlantic Ocean. Of 140 serial stations occupied, 45 were taken and processed to completion by Coast Guard personnel. Salinities were determined by the Coast Guard using a shipboard inductive salinometer, and by NAVOCEANO from bottled samples returned to their shore laboratory. Both sets of reduced data were monitored by the National Oceanographic Data Center and from final processing over 600 salinity comparisons were available. The comparisons were subjected to statistical analysis yielding frequency distribution of differences, standard deviation and several probability limits.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography