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Ocean Surface Topography from Space
Argo Armada
October 25, 2012
Photo of a scientist deploying an Argo ocean profiler in the Tasman Sea.
A scientist deploys an Argo ocean profiler in the Tasman Sea.

Image Credit: Alicia Navida: CSIRO
A team of scientists deployed a small army of 120 "argo floats" in the ocean between New Zealand and South America as part of a global program, led by Australia's CSIRO and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, to monitor and measure the effects of climate change.

The floats will measure the ocean's salinity, circulation and temperature and feed data back to scientists via satellite.

Read the full story:
         Robots to collect data on changing Pacific ocean

Read the related presentation by Dean Roemmich:
         Observing climate variability and change in the global oceans: The Argo Program. (PDF 7.6 MB).

Source: Australia Network News

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