IS013:
Technology Advances in Deep Ocean Observing

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Session ID#: 28539

Session Description:
Challenges for observing the deep ocean are to expand existing sensors and platforms to greater depth, resolve smaller signals, correct for pressure-induced error, and develop new technologies for measuring deep-ocean specific essential ocean variables.

This session solicits abstracts on sensors and platforms advancements for deep observations to address

      i.         the role of the deep ocean in the Earth's heat and freshwater budgets, carbon cycle, and sea level change,

     ii.         deep-ocean circulation and mixing,

    iii.         deep water mass formation,

    iv.         the fluxes of nutrients, tracers, oxygen, and carbon in the deep ocean,

     v.         the response of (i-iv) to natural and anthropogenic stress factors.

Abstracts on related system modeling such as observing system experiments are welcome.

Primary Chair:  Nathalie V Zilberman, University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Co-chairs:  Bruce M Howe, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States and Matthew H Alford, University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Index Terms:

4262 Ocean observing systems [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4536 Hydrography and tracers [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4594 Instruments and techniques [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4894 Instruments, sensors, and techniques [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
Cross-Topics:
  • BN - Biogeochemistry and Nutrients
  • PL - Physical Oceanography: Mesoscale and Larger
  • PS - Physical Oceanography: Mesoscale and Smaller