Calculation of new depth equations for expendable bathythermographs using a temperature-error-free method (application to Sippican/TSK T-7, T-6 and T-4 XBTs)
In recent times expendable oceanographic probes, in particular expendable bathythermographs (XBTS), have been a significant component of many large scale oceanographic research programmes, such as the Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere (TOGA) Programme and the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE). These types of probes can be launched whilst underway from ships-of-opportunity, such as merchant vessels, enabling large scale repeated coverage of the major ocean basins. As the importance of the ocean’s role in the climate system has become increasingly acknowledged, so has the need to observe and monitor the variability of the major components of the ocean related to the climate system. This is being successfully achieved through the use of expendable probes. These probes will no doubt be heavily relied upon in future operational oceanographic programmes such as the proposed Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS).
Collection(s) and Series: Technical Series- No. 42
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