Performance Verification Statement for the RBR XR-420 and XR-620 CTD Salinity Sensors.
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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 RBR XR-420 and XR620 CTD salinity sensors evaluated in the laboratory and under diverse environmental conditions in moored and profiling field tests. A total of one laboratory site and five different field sites were used for testing, including tropical coral reef, high turbidity estuary, sub-tropical and sub-arc.....
PublisherAlliance for Coastal Technologies (ACT)
Series;NrACT VS; 07-09
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)Sub 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.; Wells, D. (2008) Performance Verification Statement for the RBR XR-420 and XR-620 CTD Salinity Sensors. Solomons, MD, Alliance for Coastal Technologies, 64pp. (ACTVS07-09). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-330
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