Conductivity refers to the ability of seawater to conduct electricity. The presence of ions in the seawater, such as salt, increases the electrical conducting ability of seawater. As such, conductivity can be used as a proxy for determining the quantity of salt in a sample of seawater.

Instrument Classes

The following instrument classes include this data product:

  • CTD (CTDAV, CTDPB, CTDGV, CTDMO, and CTDPF)

Typical Units

S/m

Sampling Regime

Water Column

Data Product Specification

CONDWAT DPS