EcoCTD: A Novel Underway Profiler for High-Resolution Ocean Research

EcoCTD: A Novel Underway Profiler for High-Resolution Ocean Research
RBR Research Scientist, Dr. Mathieu Dever, deploying the EcoCTD onboard the R/V Neil Armstrong (Photo credit: J. Doucette Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute)

There has been a growing interest in observing the vertical dynamics of the ocean. Numerical modeling has uncovered important processes that could be responsible for vertical mixing, but they have only started to be observed in situ.

With operationally challenging spatio-temporal scales of 0.1 – 10 km horizontally, 1 – 100 m vertically, and timescales of hours to days, these processes have been traditionally difficult to sample. In order to characterize the variability associated with submesoscale eddies and fronts, researchers are looking for ways to provide evidence of water exchanges between the upper ocean layer and ocean interior.

This story was featured in ON&T February 2021, click here to read the full article.

By Liz Kerrigan, RBR

 

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