Air-deployable profiling floats

dc.contributor.author Jayne, Steven R.
dc.contributor.author Bogue, Neil M.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-06T14:20:19Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-06T14:20:19Z
dc.date.issued 2017-06
dc.description Author Posting. © The Oceanography Society, 2017. This article is posted here by permission of The Oceanography Society for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Oceanography 30, no. 2 (2017): 29–31, doi:10.5670/oceanog.2017.214. en_US
dc.description.abstract We describe the development of a small profiling float, the ALAMO (Air-Launched Autonomous Micro-Observer), that observes upper-ocean structure over a year. These floats can be launched from any aircraft equipped with an “A-sized” launch tube, or from the door of any other aircraft. Profiling floats have found wide use in the oceanographic community, from their original design in the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (Davis et al., 1992) to their current widespread usage in the Argo program (Riser et al., 2016). The utility of profiling floats derives from their relative affordability and their autonomous nature once deployed. The ALAMO float works on the same principles as the ALACE (Autonomous Lagrangian Circulation Explorer) profiling float designed by Davis et al. (1992), which developed into the SOLO (Sounding Oceanographic Lagrangian Observer) profiling floats used in the Argo program today (Davis et al., 2001). The ALAMO float represents a natural progression of those earlier designs. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by NOAA grant NA13OAR4830233 as part of CINAR Sandy Supplemental funding and ONR grant N00014-15-12293. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Oceanography 30, no. 2 (2017): 29–31 en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.5670/oceanog.2017.214
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1912/9272
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dc.publisher Oceanography Society en_US
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2017.214
dc.title Air-deployable profiling floats en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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