The thermal-lag effect in SBE-25 CTDs: Importance of correcting data collected in the Mediterranean summer thermocline
J.M. Pinot, P. Velez, J. Tintore and J.L. Lopez-Jurado

The importance of correcting for the thermal-lag effect in Sea-Bird CTD data is established for the strongly stratified waters of the Mediterranean thermocline in summer. Data collected with a SBE-25 CTD during an in situ experiment in the Balearic Sea in early summer are analysed. From the comparison between down and upcasts data, a large thermal-lag effect that contaminates the salinity data by errors up to 0.1 psu is diagnosed. A standard correction procedure is applied and results are discussed.

Contents of this volume Sci. Mar. 61(2) : 221-225 Back PDF
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