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PREFERRED TERM
SDN:B76::B7600006Unspecified Argo float  
DEFINITION
  • A generic term to describe a float that is part of the Argo array. Argo floats are autonomous, free-drifting profiling floats. Typically, a float descends to a target depth to drift where they are stabilised by being neutrally buoyant. At an appropriate interval, the float pumps fluid into an external bladder and rises to the surface while measuring temperature and salinity. Satellites or GPS determine the position of the float at the surface, and it transmits its data to a satellite. The bladder then deflates and the float returns to its original density and sinks to drift until the cycle is repeated. The Argo array is currently comprised of several float models such as PROVOR or APEX.
ENTRY TERMS
  • Argo float
NOTE
  • accepted
IDENTIFIER
  • SDN:B76::B7600006
DATE
  • 2017-11-15 13:49:12.0
IDENTIFIER
  • SDN:B76::B7600006
VERSION
  • 1
BELONGS TO GROUP
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Argo float
URI
http://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/B76/current/B7600006/
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