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New Generation of Instrumentation for Navis Profling Floats
Poster Presentation, Ocean Sciences, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 23-28 February 2014

Thomas O. Mitchell, Sea-Bird Scientific, From Poster Presentation, 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 23-28 February 2014.

ABSTRACT:
New Generation of Instrumentation for Navis Profling Floats Poster Presentation, Ocean Sciences, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 23-28 February 2014 Joel Reiter, Dan Quittman, Thomas O. Mitchell Ph.D, Sea-Bird Scientific Profiling floats most commonly report temperature and salinity averaged into pressure bins. The performance of Iridium communications now allows the number of pressure bins to increase and provides an opportunity for additional sensors to be included in the data stream. This currently is achieved through hardware and software add-ons to the float; the additional sensor data are collected asynchronously and integrated into the CTD data stream during post-processing. A new pressure, temperature, and conductivity instrument centralizes the data from an arbitrary suite of up to 6 add-on serial sensors. Navis floats currently deployed include combinations of optical dissolved oxygen sensors, fluorometers, transmissometers, and multispectral radiometers, in addition to CTD. Tight integration of these sensors with the CTD allows the additional parameters to be collected and placed in pressure bins along with temperature and salinity profile data.

Conference Posters

Michael Dewey, Edward Fry, Eleonora Figueroa, Mike Twardowski, Andrey Prosvirin, Cristina Orrico, Andrew Barnard, Aditya Nayak, From Poster Presentation, 2016 Ocean Optics, Victoria, BC, Canada, 24-28 October, 2016.

Data presented at the State of the Coast Meeting from the HydroCycle-PO4 demonstrating our joint efforts with IOOS, NERACOOS, Gulf of Maine Research Institute and the University of New Hampshire to develop and implement real time quality control flags.

Slide presentation of the HydroCycle-PO4 introduction at the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography in Sante Fe New Mexico, 2016.

Andrew Heath Barnard1, Emmanuel Boss2, Ronnie Van Dommelen3, Keith M Brown3, Marlon Lewis3, Joel Reiter4, Burkhard Plache3, Daryl Carlson4, Scott Feener3, Nils Haëntjens2, Dan Quittman4, Alex Derr1 and Jamie Hutchins4

(1) Western Environmental Technologies, Philomath, OR, United States, (2) University of Maine, Orono, ME, United States, (3) Satlantic, LP, Halifax, NS, Canada, (4) Sea-Bird Electronics, Bellevue, WA, United States - 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 21-26, February 2016.

Christopher Paver, NOAA National Centes for Environmental Information, and Louis Codispoti, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 21-26, February 2016.
 

Ian D. Walsh Sea-Bird Scientific; Nick Hardman-Mountford, CSIRO; Francois Dufois, CSIRO; Bozena Wojtasiewicz, CSIRO; Dirk Slawinski, CSIRO; David J. Murphy, Sea-Bird Scientific. 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 21-26, February 2016.
 

Stephanie Jaeger, Sea-Bird Scientific; Simone Simbeck, Sea-Bird Scientific; Carol Janzen, Alaska Ocean Observing System; Samuel Bennett, Sea-Bird Scientific; & David Murphy, Sea-Bird Scientific. 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 21-26, February 2016.
 

Ian Walsh, Sea-Bird Scientific Ocean Research; Brian Robinson, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography; John Koegler, Sea-Bird Scientific Ocean Research; Robyn Conmy, 3USEPA/NRMRL/LRPCD. 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 21-26, February 2016.

 

Ian D. Walsh, Ph. D, Joel Reiter, Dan Quittman, David J. Murphy, Thomas O. Mitchell, Ph.D. Sea-Bird Scientific. GAIC 2015 Meeting, Galway, Ireland, 14 – 18 Sept. 2015.

Thomas O. Mitchell, Sea-Bird Scientific, From Poster Presentation, 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 23-28 February 2014.

Ian Walsh, Dave Murphy, Thomas O. Mitchell, Sea-Bird Scientific, From Poster Presentation, 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 23-28 February 2014. Joel Reiter, Dan Quittman, Thomas New Generation of Instrumentation for Navis Profiling Floats

Carol Janzen, Dave Murphy, Joel Reiter, Sea-Bird Scientific, From Poster Presentation, 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 23-28 February 2014.

 David Murphy1, Stephen Riser2, Nordeen Larson1, and Carol Janzen1, From Poster Presentation, 4th Aquarius/SAC-D Science Workshop, Puerto Madryn, Argentina, 3 - 5 December 2008.
1 Sea-Bird Electronics 2 University of Washington

Peer Reviewed Articles

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Synergistic effects of pCO2 and iron availability on nutrient consumption ratio of the Bering Sea phytoplankton community

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Optical Techniques for the Determination of Nitrate in Environmental Waters: Guidelines for Instrument Selection, Operation, Deployment, Maintenance, Quality Assurance, and Data Reporting U.S

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High-Frequency Dynamics of Ocean pH: A Multi-Ecosystem Comparison PLoS ONE

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From the shape of the vertical profile of in vivo fluorescence to Chlorophyll-a concentration

Mignot, A, Claustre, H, D'Ortenzio, F, Xing, X, Poteau, A, Ras, J. (2011), From the shape of the vertical profile of in vivo fluorescence to Chlorophyll-a concentration. Biogeosciences Discuss., 8, 3697-3737 doi:10.5194/bg-8-2391-2011

Calibration, Response and Hysteresis in Deep-Sea Dissolved Oxygen Measurements

Edwards, B., Janzen, C., Murphy, D., Larson, N., "Calibration, Response and Hysteresis in Deep-Sea Dissolved Oxygen Measurements", Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, Volume 27, Issue 5, May 2010. 

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Spectra of particulate backscattering in natural waters Optical Express

Gordon, H.R, Lewis, M.R, McLean, M.R, Twardowski, M.S, Freeman, S.A., Voss, K.J., Boynton, G.C. (2009), Spectra of particulate backscattering in natural waters Optical Express17(18) 16192-16208

Underway and moored methods for improving accuracy in measurement of spectral particulate absorption and attenuation

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Correcting and Validating Moored Oxygen Time-Series Observations in the Gulf of Maine

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Net production of oxygen in the subtropical ocean

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Dissolved oxygen extrema in the Arctic ocean halocline from the North Pole to the Lincoln Sea

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Robust underwater visibility parameter

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In situ ultraviolet spectrophotometry for high resolution and long-term monitoring of nitrate, bromide and bisulfide in the ocean

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Spatial and temporal variability of absorption by dissolved material at a continental shelf

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Relationship of light scattering at an angle in the backward direction to the backscattering coefficient

Boss, E. and W.S. Pegau, Relationship of light scattering at an angle in the backward direction to the backscattering coefficient, Appl Opt., 40(30):5503–5507, 2001.

Diel bio-optical variability in the Arabian Sea as observed from moored sensors

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Transmissometer measurement of POC, Deep-Sea Res.

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Global relationships of the inherent optical properties of the oceans

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The diel cycle in the Integrated Particle Load in the Equatorial Pacific: A Comparison with Primary Production

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A theoretical derivation of the dependence of the remotely sensed reflectance on the inherent optical properties

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Moore, Scattering error correction of reflecting tube absorption meters

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Analysis of in situ spectral absorption meter data, Ocean Optics XI

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Remotely sensed reflectance and its dependence on vertical structure: a theoretical derivation

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A lightweight vertical rosette for deployment in ice-covered waters

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