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Physical oceanographic research equipment powerpoint

  1. 1. PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH EQUIPMENT
  2. 2. TEMPERATURE <ul><li>thermometer : </li></ul><ul><li>measures temperature </li></ul>
  3. 3. TEMPERATURE <ul><li>CTD - conductivity, temperature, depth : </li></ul><ul><li>measures temperature as well as electrical conductivity (salinity) </li></ul>
  4. 4. weather vane - measures wind direction anemometer – measures wind speed WIND
  5. 5. CURRENT SPEED <ul><li>current meter </li></ul>
  6. 6. TIDE HEIGHT <ul><li>tide gauge - </li></ul><ul><li>measures </li></ul><ul><li>height of tide </li></ul>
  7. 7. TIDE HEIGHT
  8. 8. MOORED BUOYS fixed in one location
  9. 9. MOORED BUOYS <ul><li>have instruments on them to </li></ul><ul><li>measure: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>air and water temperature </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>current speed & direction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>salinity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>wind speed & direction </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. buoy system in Pacific Ocean to measure for El Nino
  11. 11. DRIFTING BUOYS float in water to measure current speed and direction
  12. 12. DRIFTING BUOYS
  13. 13. DRIFTING BUOYS unintentional
  14. 14. SATELLITES <ul><li>can measure: </li></ul><ul><li>currents </li></ul><ul><li>sea surface height </li></ul><ul><li>ocean topography </li></ul><ul><li>sea surface temperature </li></ul><ul><li>turbidity </li></ul><ul><li>cholorphyll </li></ul>
  15. 15. SATELLITES
  16. 16. SATELLITES
  17. 17. CHEMICAL TRACERS <ul><li>artificial substances </li></ul><ul><li>date of production or release known </li></ul><ul><li>like a dye – can follow flow of currents </li></ul><ul><li>especially useful to follow thermohaline </li></ul><ul><li>circulation </li></ul>

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