The Bio-acoustic Sonar measures acoustic signals of plankton and zooplankton on coastal arrays. The sonar emits sound waves into the water column which bounce off organisms back towards the sensor in a phenomenon known as “backscatter.” The more organisms, the higher the backscatter. Some Bio-acoustic Sonars are situated in the coastal environment (ZPLSC), while others are at the open-ocean global arrays (ZPLSG).
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The OOI includes the following instrument models for this instrument type.
|ZPLSCC||ASL Environmental Sciences||AZFP|
|ZPLSGA||ASL Environmental Sciences||AZFP|
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