WHOI’s ChemYak equipped with RBRconcerto CTD captures outgassing pulse during ice break-up in Cambridge Bay, Canada

In spring 2018, researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) surveyed the Arctic nearshore of Cambridge Bay, Canada, by remote-controlled kayak equipped with an RBRconcerto CTD. The CTD and chemical data they collected captured the outgassing pulse associated with ice break-up and helped them identify the physical dynamics that created the pulse, allowing them to better constrain the annual greenhouse … Read More

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