Performance Verification Statement for Campbell Scientific CS547A and OBS-3A Salinity Probes.
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Instrument performance verification is necessary so that effective existing technologies can be recognized, and so that promising new technologies can become available to support coastal science, resource management, and ocean observing systems. The Alliance for Coastal Technologies (ACT) has therefore completed an evaluation of commercially available in situ salinity sensors. While the sensors evaluated have many potential applications, the focus of this Performance Verification was on nearshore moored and profiled deployments and at a performance resolution of between 0.1 – 0.01 salinity units. In this Verification Statement, we present the performance results of the CS547A salinity probe evaluated in the laboratory and under diverse environmental conditions in moored field tests. In addition the OBS-3A salinity probe was tested in a vertical profiling application. A total of one laboratory site and five different field sites were used for testing, including tropical coral r.....
PublisherAlliance for Coastal Technologies (ACT)
Series;NrACT VS; 02-09
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)Sea surface salinity
Best Practice TypeBest Practice
Standard Operating Procedure
CitationGilbert, S.; Gundersen, K.; Johengen, T.; McKissack, T.; McIntyre, M.; Pinchuk, A.; Purcell, H.; Robertson, C.; Schar, D.; Smith, G.J.; Tamburri, M. and Wells, D. (2008) Performance Verification Statement for Campbell Scientific CS547A and OBS-3A Salinity Probes. Solomons, MD, Alliance for Coastal Technologies, 63pp. (ACTVS02-09). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-326
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