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Northern Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas -- Photo Album

10 - 17 March 2012

Four Italian profiling floats were successfully deployed in the northern Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas between 10 and 17 March 2012 from R/V "Pourquoi Pas?" during the MOCOSED cruise with the help of oceanographers from SHOM (French Navy). These floats are Arvor-L instruments manufactured by NKE in France. They cycle between the surface and 700/2000 dbar every 5 days and drift at the parking depth of 350 dbar. They measure temperature and salinity at each ascent and transmit data to, and is localized by, the standard Argos satellite system when at surface. We thank Dr. Thierry Garlan and colleagues for conducting the deployment operations.

Argo-Italy is financed by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR)

For more information please contact: P.- M. Poulain
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