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Q&A: What is Causing This “Feature” in pH?

Q&A: What is Causing This “Feature” in pH?

The data above originate from a SeaFET pH sensor connected to a flow-through system that should provide stable, consistent data. As you can see, the Internal pH value experiences a dramatic drop in pH and a subsequent increase in noise midway through data collection....

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pH Sensor Flowchart

pH Sensor Flowchart

There are plenty of pH sensors on the market, with some recent additions showcasing novel technology and design. Among Sea-Bird Scientific’s holdings, we offer 7 different pH sensor models divided amongst 2 different technologies: ISFET and glass-electrode sensors. To...

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Video: Comparing the SeaFET V1 and SeaFET V2 Interface

Video: Comparing the SeaFET V1 and SeaFET V2 Interface

Back in May 2018, Sea-Bird Scientific upgraded the SeaFET™ pH sensor to the “SeaFET™ V2”, improving upon the performance of the original SeaFET™ while retaining the same underlying ISFET sensor technology. The SeaFET™ V2 improves upon the original SeaFET’s...

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Q&A: Two pH Sensors – what is causing this difference?

Q&A: Two pH Sensors – what is causing this difference?

January 2019 Newsletter The data shown above originate from two different pH sensors deployed in the same well-mixed test bath. Both sensors were cleaned, tested, and calibrated before deployment, and were given 24 hours to equilibrate before recording data. So why...

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Basic Maintenance videos for the SeaFET V2

Basic Maintenance videos for the SeaFET V2

Upgrading to a SeaFET V2 from the original SeaFET is completely internal—aside from the most inaccessible hardware within the instrument, the V2 uses the same housing, sensors, and batteries as the V1. Therefore, the basic maintenance procedures for the V1 and V2 are...

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Q&A: Sudden Increase in Salinity

Q&A: Sudden Increase in Salinity

November 2018 Newsletter The figure above originated from an SBE 37-SMP MicroCAT moored CTD deployed in shallow seawater. On day 38, the salinity data appears to jump from a near-zero value, steadily increasing until around day 43, where it stayed around 30psu. Nearby...

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Salinity Spikes: Sensor or Environment?

Salinity Spikes: Sensor or Environment?

These data show a subtle problem that is producing “fuzzy” salinity and oxygen data. While the overall shape of the profile appears reasonable, small spikes are present throughout the CTD cast. The black lines encompass a particularly strange spot where both salinity...

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HyperNAV Hyperspectral Radiometer

HyperNAV Hyperspectral Radiometer

As remote sensing satellites orbit Earth, Sea-Bird Scientific and NASA are developing a tool to drift with ocean currents. The HyperNav, a combination of hyperspectral radiometers and a Navis profiling float, provides in-situ calibration and verification for ocean...

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FRM4SOC Project

FRM4SOC Project

Scientists from around the world donned white jumpsuits and entered an unusual room. Inside, all furniture and walls were painted black, and very particular lamps emitted light directly into a device harnessed to a dark table. This was Laboratory Comparison Exercise 2...

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Featured Posts

SeaFET 0.6 Trade-in Offer

Sea-Bird Scientific introduced the SeaFET V2 and SeapHOx V2 in 2018. These products brought several improvements to our line of ISFET pH products, including higher reliability and dramatically improved calibration quality. The V2 models are the current offering and...

Flushing and Storing pH Sensors on the HydroCAT-EP V2

The HydroCAT-EP V2's new pH sensor design makes it safer and easier than ever to swap sensors in the field. A new flushing port ensures that corrosive seawater stays far away from the electronics, while a new mechanical design creates a snug fit to withstand the...

HydroCAT-EP V2 Overview

Introducing the HydroCAT-EP V2, Sea-Bird Scientific’s latest multiparameter instrument. We took the field-proven MicroCAT (SBE 37) and added a host of integrated sensors to the base CTD to provide users with a robust sampling platform in a compact, self-contained...

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