Ocean Salinity and Temperature Data from PALACE Floats for the Labrador Sea Convection ExperimentEntry ID: LDEO_LSCE_PALACE_SAL_TEMP
Abstract: Profiling Autonomous Lagrangian Circulation Explorer (PALACE) floats
measure profiles of ocean salinity and temperature. Measurements are
made as the floats ascend to a drifting horizon. They do this by
changing their buoyancy internally. Periodically, the floats rise to
the surface, where the data is transmitted via satellite.
For the Labrador Sea Circulation Experiment, the floats drift at
depths of 650 m and 1500 m. The floats visit the surface approximately
every 8 days for data transmission.
Near real-time data are available for the Labrador Sea from the
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
[This information was adapted from the LDEO web pages.]
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Start Date: 1997-10-27
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: WWW
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-30