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History of the Argo CTD

History of the Argo CTD

Believe it or not, the first profiling floats couldn’t measure temperature and salinity. They solely traced ocean currents, totally ignorant of the sweet CTD data they were passing by. Adding a CTD changed the game. Learn more about the early beginnings of Argo, and how Sea-Bird’s first float CTD helped change the face of oceanography.

History of the Argo CTD

Believe it or not, the first profiling floats couldn’t measure temperature and salinity. They solely traced ocean currents, totally ignorant of the sweet CTD data they were passing by. Adding a CTD changed the game. Learn more about the early beginnings of Argo, and how Sea-Bird’s first float CTD helped change the face of oceanography.

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Q&A: Regular Spikes in Salinity

Q&A: Regular Spikes in Salinity

This salinity profile was from an arctic deployment in rough seas. At a certain point, we see regular salinity spikes of about ± .01 psu in the upcast data. Can you determine what caused this?

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What is the STS Sensor?

What is the STS Sensor?

You never know what’s floating on the surface. That’s why Sea-Bird created the STS – to prevent the main Argo CTD from ingesting surface contaminants, but still obtain surface data. Learn how it helps extend deployments.

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BGC Sensors that Power Argo

BGC Sensors that Power Argo

Did you know that the sensors that power BGC-Argo are also in heavy use on shipboard and moored platforms? Learn about the analogous BGC sensors for deployment on moorings and vessels, and how your field crew can keep stride with ocean robots.

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History of the Argo CTD

History of the Argo CTD

Believe it or not, the first profiling floats couldn’t measure temperature and salinity. They solely traced ocean currents, totally ignorant of the sweet CTD data they were passing by. Adding a CTD changed the game. Learn more about the early beginnings of Argo, and how Sea-Bird’s first float CTD helped change the face of oceanography.

read more
SBS Training Videos

SBS Training Videos

Our training videos focus on useful information that we usually don’t cover in Sea-Bird University. Watch now to learn about topics ranging from troubleshooting water samplers to understanding solid-state pH sensors. View Our Video Collection Have a request for a new...

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What is Aquaculture?

What is Aquaculture?

Understand the different types of aquaculture and how Sea-Bird Scientific can help make aquafarming programs successful.

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Video: Simulating an Inductive Mooring

Video: Simulating an Inductive Mooring

Conceptually, inductive moorings seem complex – communicating with 100 instruments through a single cable doesn’t exactly sound intuitive. But, in practice, the setup is surprisingly simple. Watch our latest video to see how easy it is to test and simulate an inductive modem mooring.

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Moored CTD Troubleshooting Guide

Moored CTD Troubleshooting Guide

Deploying a moored CTD can be a game of trust. Nobody wants to return to their long-estranged CTD to find poor data quality. Of course, nobody wants to visit the middle of the ocean everyday either. Fortunately, we’ve created a basic troubleshooting guide for moored...

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5 Inductive Modem Configurations

5 Inductive Modem Configurations

Inductive modem moorings are capable and flexible. Learn how 1 mooring line can facilitate real-time data for up to 100 instruments, in 5 unique configurations.

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What is Oceanography?

What is Oceanography?

We dive into understanding what oceanology is and how it is used today to help us better understand our global ecosystem.

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Q&A: Regular Spikes in Salinity

Can’t see the animated gif? Click here. The salinity profile shown above was from an arctic deployment in rough seas. At a certain point, we see regular salinity spikes of about ± .01 psu in the upcast data. What’s unusual is the regularity and size of each spike –...

What is the STS Sensor?

If you are an autonomous vehicle, you never know what could be floating on the surface. From algal blooms to oil spills, the sea surface is the most likely place you’re going to find something to gum up your sensors. For autonomous systems like the global Argo...

BGC Sensors that Power Argo

Before the ocean robots of BGC-Argo adopted biogeochemical sensors, scientists leveraged the same instruments on shipboard and moored platforms (and still do today!). Just as the modern Argo CTD is based on traditional shipboard CTD designs, the sensors that power...