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dc.identifier.citationICES Data and Information Group (DIG) (2006) ICES Guidelines for Profiling Float data. (Compiled January 2001; revised April 2006). Copenhagen, Denmark, International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), 7pp. DOI:
dc.description.abstractProfiling floats are neutrally buoyant devices that periodically surface to transmit data to a satellite system. The float drifts along a specified pressure surface for some period of time (typically seven to 10 days) after which it surfaces. During the ascent, sensors attached to the float measure ocean parameters such as temperature and conductivity. While at the surface, the float transmits the data, along with curr ent float position and time information, to a satellite system. After a repeated transmission over a period of up to one day, the float descends to it predetermined pressure level (called also “parking depth”) and repeats the cycle. Floats were develop ed during the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE). Present day floats can obtain depths of 2000 m, and complete about 100 cycles. Accuracy of about 0.01  C in temperature and 0.01 in salinity are obtainable. Profiling floats are now (2006) mainly de ployed as part of the ARGO project and data collected in this project must be supplied to one of the two ARGO global data cent res (Coriolis and US - GODAE servers)en_US
dc.publisherInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States*
dc.subject.otherSatellite sensing
dc.subject.otherProfiling floats
dc.titleICES Guidelines for Profiling Float data. (Compiled January 2001; revised April 2006)en_US
dc.title.alternativeData Guidelines floaten_US
dc.contributor.corpauthorICES Data and Information Group (DIG)en_US
dc.publisher.placeCopenhagen, Denmarken_US
dc.subject.parameterDisciplineParameter Discipline::Physical oceanographyen_US
dc.subject.instrumentTypeArgo floatsen_US
dc.subject.dmProcessesData Management Practicesen_US

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