Through research, physical oceanography aimsto solvethe numerous problems stated by thermal, optical and dynamical properties of the oceans. Instrumentation and Metrology in Physical Oceanographydescribes the means used in oceanography to determine physical properties of the oceansby medium ofin situ measurements. This book explores the theoretical functioningof sensors and instruments, as well as different practicalaspects of usingthese tools.The content of this book appeals directlyto technicians or engineers wishing to enhance their knowledge of instrumentationand applicationto environment surveillance.
Instrumentation and Metrology in Physical Oceanographydetails the functioning of sensors and instruments used to assess the following parameters in oceanography: temperature, conductivity, pressure, sound velocity, current in magnitude and direction, time and position with GPS, height of water and tide, waves, optical and chemical properties (turbidity), dissolved gas (O2, CO2), pH, nutrients and other dissolved elements.Furthermore, this book also elaborateson thedifferent means used toobtain measurements at sea (boats, drifting floats, moorings, undersea platforms, gliders…) and techniques currently being developed.
Keywords: quantities; oceanography; essential quantities; density; calculation; oceanography practice; systems; temperature; response time; vi; sensors; viscous; temperature sensors; heating; instruments; sensors