SCOR WG 142: Quality Control Procedures for Oxygen and Other Biogeochemical Sensors on Floats and Gliders. Recommendation for oxygen measurements from Argo floats, implementation of in-air-measurement routine to assure highest long-term accuracy

Type Qualification paper (procedure, accreditation support)
Publication date 2015
Language English
Copyright SCOR
Author(s) Bittig HenryORCID1, Kortzinger Arne2, Johnson Ken3, Claustre Hervé1, Emerson Steve5, Fennel Katja8, Garcia Hernan16, Gilbert Denis6, Gruber Nicolas15, Kang Dong-Jin14, Naqvi Wajih11, Prakash Satya12, Riser Steven5, Thierry VirginieORCID4, Tilbrook Bronte7, Uchida Hiroshi13, Ulloa Osvaldo9, Xing Xiagang10
Affiliation(s) 1 : CNRS, UMR 7093, Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche (LOV), Villefranche sur Mer, France
2 : Helmholtz-Center for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany
3 : MBARI, USA
4 : Ifremer, LPO, France
5 : University of Washington, USA
6 : Fisheries and Oceans, Canada
7 : CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Tasmania, australia
8 : Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
9 : Universidad de Concepción, Chile
10 : Second Institute of Oceanography, Hangzhou, China
11 : National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, India
12 : INCOIS, Hyderabad, India
13 : JAMSTEC, Yokosuka, Japan
14 : KIOST, Ansan-si, South Korea
15 : ETH Zürich, Switzerland
16 : National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA, Silver Spring, USA
DOI 10.13155/45917
Publisher Ifremer
Version 1.0
Keyword(s) argo, bio-argo, oxygen
Abstract Recommendation for Oxygen Measurements from Argo Floats: Implementation of In-Air-Measurement Routine to Assure Highest Long-term Accuracy

As Argo has entered its second decade and chemical/biological sensor technology is improving constantly, the marine biogeochemistry community is starting to embrace the successful Argo float
program. An augmentation of the global float observatory, however, has to follow rather stringent constraints regarding sensor characteristics as well as data processing and quality control routines.
Owing to the fairly advanced state of oxygen sensor technology and the high scientific value of oceanic oxygen measurements (Gruber et al., 2010), an expansion of the Argo core mission to routine oxygen measurements is perhaps the most mature and promising candidate (Freeland et al., 2010).

In this context, SCOR Working Group 142 “Quality Control Procedures for Oxygen and Other Biogeochemical Sensors on Floats and Gliders” (www.scor-int.org/SCOR_WGs_WG142.htm) set out in 2014 to assess the current status of biogeochemical sensor technology with particular emphasis on float-readiness, develop pre- and post-deployment quality control metrics and procedures for oxygen sensors, and to disseminate procedures widely to ensure rapid adoption in the community.
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Bittig Henry, Kortzinger Arne, Johnson Ken, Claustre Hervé, Emerson Steve, Fennel Katja, Garcia Hernan, Gilbert Denis, Gruber Nicolas, Kang Dong-Jin, Naqvi Wajih, Prakash Satya, Riser Steven, Thierry Virginie, Tilbrook Bronte, Uchida Hiroshi, Ulloa Osvaldo, Xing Xiagang (2015). SCOR WG 142: Quality Control Procedures for Oxygen and Other Biogeochemical Sensors on Floats and Gliders. Recommendation for oxygen measurements from Argo floats, implementation of in-air-measurement routine to assure highest long-term accuracy. http://doi.org/10.13155/45917