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Performance Analysis of a Salinity/ Temperature/Depth System

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1 Author(s)
Gaul, R.D. ; Department of Oceanography, Texas A & M University, College Station, Tex., now with the Ocean Research Laboratory, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, San Diego, Calif. 92121

An analysis is made of the performance characteristics of a salinity/temperature/depth (STD) system manufactured by Bissett-Berman Corporation and used widely for oceanographic measurements. Particular attention is given to the influence of ambient vertical temperature gradient and rate of instrument descent on the registrations of salinity. An equation is derived for adjustment of indicated salinity values.

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Geoscience Electronics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:6 ,  Issue: 4 )