Shallow Profiler on the Move

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The three winched shallow profilers are located at 200 m water depth. The winched science pod make 9 trips a day from the 12 ft across, 7 ton mooring platform to ~10 m beneath the oceans' surface, depending on wave conditions. The science pods host CTD-O2, pH, CO2, nitrate, optical attenuation, spectral irradiance, PAR, fluormeter, and current meter and temperature sensors. All data are streamed live to shore via the cable. The science pod operations are controlled at the UW Operations Center. Each pod has made >1600 cycles throught the water column. Credit: University of Washington/CSSF.


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