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Airborne Expendable Conductivity Temperature Depth Probe (AXCTD)

Status

Operated By: 
PI

The AXCTDs measure the ocean salinity, or saltiness (proportional to conductivity), and temperature, which are necessary 1) for computing ocean density, stability and buoyancy, and 2) for identifying different ocean water masses.

Instrument Type: 
Measurements: 
Aircraft: 
Point(s) of Contact: 
Dan S. Jacob (POC; PI)