Citizen scientists deploy RBR CTDs and collect valuable ocean data

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Citizen scientists are a boon to oceanography. In a field where measurements are needed across 70% of the Earth’s surface and to depths of hundreds or thousands of meters, citizen scientists, collecting reliable high-quality data – often using RBR instruments – are adding pins to the data map. As their value is becoming more widely recognized, citizen scientists are being … Read More

Investigating seafloor crustal deformation with RBR loggers

Professor Ryota Hino of Tohoku University uses RBRsolo T|deep|slow and RBRduet T.D|deep loggers attached to a submarine acoustic ranging device to investigate seafloor crustal deformation. The submarine acoustic rangefinder accurately measures the distance between two points by sending a call signal from another device installed on the seabed at a remote location and measuring the time until the response signal … Read More

RBRargo CTDs profile under Hurricane Florence and provide critical forecasting data

On September 11, 2018, a NOAA Hurricane Hunter airplane flew into the path of Hurricane Florence and air-deployed 10 RBRargo CTDs mounted to profiling floats that parachuted into the Atlantic Ocean. The upper-ocean temperature data collected by the profiling floats was used to improve the forecast of the hurricane’s intensity as it headed for the Carolinas. Florence grew into a … Read More

RBR array collects fine-scale measurements in the strongly stratified centimeters-thick boundary layer under seasonal lake ice

Researchers from Germany, Russia and Finland deployed 12 RBRsolo³ T temperature loggers into an ice-covered lake in northern Finland to study heat transfer at the ice-water interface. The fine-scale measurements they collected are helping them to identify the role of turbulence in the boundary layer. The 2018 study, “Turbulent mixing and heat fluxes under lake ice: the role of seiche … Read More

Uncovering the Ocean Dynamics Off the Coast of Madeira Island, Portugal

In the lee of Madeira Island, a famous-to-oceanographers formation occurs. To better understand ‘Madeira-Mode Water’, a team of researchers from the Oceanic Observatory of Madeira (OOM) set out in July, 2018, with an RBRconcerto³ CTD mounted to a Del Mar Oceanographic (DMO) Wirewalker and observed the daily thermocline cycle at a new level of detail. From the Portuguese naval ship … Read More