A CTD is so named as it measures Conductivity, Temperature and Depth. These parameters can then be used to calculate salinity and density. There are a variety of CTD’s within the OOI program with unique capabilities. Some CTD’s are configured with inductive communication (CTDMO), a bottom pump to control flow through the instrument (CTDBP), or the ability to be mounted to a profiler (CTDPF), glider (CTDGV), or AUV (CTDAV).
This instrument measures the following data products. Select a data product's name to learn more.
- Conductivity (CONDWAT) DPS
- Density (DENSITY) DPS
- Practical Salinity (PRACSAL) DPS
- Pressure (Depth) (PRESWAT) DPS
- Temperature (TEMPWAT) DPS
The algorithm code used to generate this instrument's data products is also available in the ion-functions GitHub repository.
Instrument Models & Deployed Locations
The OOI includes the following instrument makes and models for this instrument type. Follow the links below to find out where in the OOI this instrument has been deployed. You'll also find quick links for each instrument to Data portal, where you can plot and access data.
|CTDAVN||Sea-Bird||SBE Glider Payload CTD (GP-CTD)|
|CTDBPP||Sea-Bird||SBE 16plus-IM V2|
|CTDGVM||Sea-Bird||SBE Glider Payload CTD (GP-CTD)|
|CTDPFJ||Sea-Bird||FastCAT 49 CTD|
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