Tidal Seafloor Pressure sensors measure the force of the seafloor exerted by the weight of the overlying water and atmosphere with a focus on tidal pressure changes by measuring pressure shifts down to the millimeter. Real-time measurements provided by seafloor pressure sensors are of great importance because lunar tides, storms, and tsunamis strongly impact pressures at the seafloor and the flow of fluids into and out of the oceanic crust.
(text and images courtesy of Interactive Oceans)
This instrument measures the following data products. Select a data product's name to learn more.
The algorithm code used to generate data products for this instrument is also available in the ion-functions GitHub repository.Algorithm Code
Instrument Models & Deployed Locations
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