Introduction to Argo

Fred Bingham

University of North Carolina

Dr. Bingham received his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego in Oceanography. His research interests include global distributions of sea surface salinity and large scale regional physical oceanography in the Kuroshio, the western North and Equatorial Pacific, and Onslow Bay, North Carolina.

Webinar Clip
The Argo program has been in place since the late 1990s and is now a worldwide network of profiling floats, thousands of which reside in each of the major world's oceans. These autonomous floats move throughout the water column, collecting temperature and salinity data and transmitting that information to a satellite which is monitored at the Argo Information Centre in Toulouse, France. In this video, Dr. Bingham explains how an Argo profiling float works and how these floats were used during SPURS (Salinity Processes in the Upper Ocean Regional Study).

Full webinar: Follow that Salt! Results and the Future of Salinity Exploration

Click here for a transcript of this clip (PDF, 44.6 KB).

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