An Integrated System for Real-Time CTD Profiling Float Data on Basin Scales
Final rept. 1 Sep 1999-31 Aug 2002
SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA
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Phase I of U.S. Argo this award provided 55 profiling floats in the tropical Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. The SIO part of this included 22 floats, most in the tropical Pacific Fig 1. These floats were to demonstrate technological capabilities for fabrication and deployment of arrays in remote ocean locations. Recent technology developments were also implemented during this deployment. New generation salinity sensors were utilized for improved data quality. Capability for float deployments from fast ships and aircraft were further developed to ensure that the Argo array can be successfully installed globally without dependency on dedicated research vessels. We also participated in the development of the Argo data system, in partnership with NOAAPMEL and NOAAAOML, through development of procedures for delayed-mode quality control of profiles from SIO instruments.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography