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Volume 13, issue 5
Ocean Sci., 13, 649–660, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-13-649-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Ocean Sci., 13, 649–660, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-13-649-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 04 Sep 2017

Research article | 04 Sep 2017

A measurement system for vertical seawater profiles close to the air–sea interface

Richard P. Sims et al.
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (07 Jul 2017) by Piers Chapman
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ED: Publish as is (17 Jul 2017) by Piers Chapman
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This paper describes a near-surface ocean profiler (NSOP) that is deployed from a research vessel. The NSOP is used to sample the top 10 m of the ocean and pumps water back to the research ship for scientific analyses such as for trace gases. The precision in the depth of the seawater collection improves upon previous methods. The NSOP has been used to observe vertical gradients in the upper 5 m for temperature, carbon dioxide and dimethylsulfide.
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