Application Notes

Application Notes contain valuable information about how to use our instruments and software, including information on topics such as coefficient calculations, calibration procedures, instrument adjustments, configuration assistance, and instrument care and maintenance.

Application Notes can be sorted by clicking on the desired heading in the table below:

  • Note number
  • Topic (calibration, instrument configuration and use, care of instrument/maintenance, technical background information)
  • Sensor (CTD, conductivity, temperature, pressure, dissolved oxygen, pH, optics, altimeter, pump, water sampler)
  • Revision date

 

All Application Notes

Doc No. Title Topic Sensor Date
02D AN02D: Instructions for Care and Cleaning of Conductivity Cells Care of Instrument / Maintenance conductivity June 13, 2016
06 AN06: Determination of Sound Velocity from CTD Data Technical Background Information CTD February 2, 2010
07 AN07: Calculating Calibration Coefficients for Sea Tech and Chelsea (Alphatracka) Transmissometers Calibration Optics May 7, 2011
08 AN08: Sea-Bird Universal Opto-isolated Junction Box Instrument Configuration and Use March 7, 2008
09 AN09: Calculating Calibration Coefficients for Sea Tech Fluorometer & WET Labs Flash Lamp Fluorometer (FLF) Calibration Optics September 1, 2008
10 AN10: Compressibility Compensation of Sea-Bird Conductivity Sensors Technical Background Information conductivity May 7, 2013
11Chelsea AN11Chelsea: Calculating Calibration Coefficients for Chelsea PAR Light Sensor with Built-In Log Amplifier Calibration Optics October 1, 2012
11General AN11General: PAR Light Sensors Calibration Optics February 1, 2011
11LICOR AN11Licor: Calculating Calibration Coefficients for Licor Underwater Type SA PAR Light Sensor without Built-In Log Amplifier Calibration Optics October 9, 2012
11QSP-L AN11QSP-L: Calculating Calibration Coefficients for Biospherical PAR Sensor with Built-In Log Amplifier Calibration Optics August 15, 2016
11QSP-PD AN11QSP-PD: Calculating Calibration Coefficients for Biospherical PAR Sensor without Built-In Log Amplifier Calibration Optics October 1, 2012
11S AN11S: Using Biospherical Surface PAR Light Sensor with SBE 11plus Deck Unit Instrument Configuration and Use Optics February 9, 2010
12-1 AN12-1: Pressure Port Oil Refill Procedure and Nylon Capillary Fitting Replacement Care of Instrument / Maintenance Pressure September 12, 2008
14 AN14: 1978 Practical Salinity Scale Technical Background Information CTD January 12, 1989
15 AN15: TC Duct Assembly & Plumbing Installation Instrument Configuration and Use CTD October 12, 2012
16 AN16: Entering Calibration Coefficients for D&A Instruments (Campbell Scientific) OBS-3 Optical Backscatter Sensor Calibration Optics September 18, 2014
17 AN17: Instructions for Use of the SBE 14 Remote Depth Readout Instrument Configuration and Use October 1, 2012
18-1 AN18-1: SBE 18, 27, and 30, & AMT pH Sensor Calibration (PHFIT Version 2.1) Calibration pH September 18, 2014
18-2 AN18-2: SBE 18, 22, 27, and 30 pH Sensor Storage, Maintenance, and Calibration Calibration pH June 13, 2016
18-3 AN18-3: SBE 18 pH Sensor Hookup Instructions Instrument Configuration and Use pH July 12, 2001
19 AN19: SBE 27 or 30 Oxygen Reduction Potential ORP Sensor Calibration ORP February 13, 2010
20 AN20: Re-calibration of Paroscientific Digiquartz Pressure Sensors Calibration Pressure June 13, 1989
21 AN21: Instructions for Use of Nickel-Cadmium Battery Packs Instrument Configuration and Use CTD February 13, 2010
22 AN22: Pump Speed Adjustment Instructions Pump March 13, 1991
27 AN27: Strain Gauge Pressure Sensor Error Sources - older instruments with Paine pressure sensors Technical Background Information Pressure February 13, 2010
27Druck AN27D: Minimizing Strain Gauge Pressure Sensor Errors Technical Background Information Pressure May 18, 2016
30 AN30: Fresh Water Conductivity Measurements using the SBE 19 (not 19plus) SeaCAT Profiler Instrument Configuration and Use CTD March 25, 2001
31 AN31: Computing Temperature and Conductivity Slope and Offset Correction Coefficients from Laboratory Calibrations and Salinity Bottle Samples Calibration CTD June 13, 2016
33 AN33: Using the DC Opto Isolated Junction Box [PN 91118] Instrument Configuration and Use March 3, 2001
34 AN34: Instructions for Use of Conductivity Cell Filling and Storage Device PN 50087 and 50087.1 Care of Instrument / Maintenance conductivity October 13, 2012
35 AN35: Use of SBE 911plus with General Oceanics 1015 Rosette® Instrument Configuration and Use Water Sampler February 13, 1992
36A AN36A: Installation of P/N 50094 Conductivity Cell Tubing Connector Kit Care of Instrument / Maintenance conductivity April 13, 1998
38 AN38: TC Duct Fundamentals Technical Background Information CTD July 10, 2012
39 AN39: Calculating Calibration Coefficients for the Chelsea Aquatracka Fluorometer Calibration Optics February 24, 2010
40 AN40: SBE 5T and 5P Pump Speed Adjustment Instructions Instrument Configuration and Use Pump June 22, 2016
41 AN41: Calculating Calibration Coefficients for WET Labs WETStar Fluorometer Calibration Optics May 13, 2011
42 AN42: ITS-90 Temperature Scale Technical Background Information Temperature May 18, 2016
43 AN43: Universal Ni-Cad Battery Charger Operating Instructions Instrument Configuration and Use CTD January 13, 1995
45 AN45: Guide to SBE 32 Carousel Water Sampler Configuration Selections Instrument Configuration and Use Water Sampler September 16, 2014
46 AN46: DC Opto-Isolated RS-485 to RS-232 Junction Box P/N 90238 Instructions for Application and Use Instrument Configuration and Use March 13, 2001
47 AN47: Using Biospherical Surface PAR Light Sensor with SBE 33 or SBE 36 Deck Unit Instrument Configuration and Use Optics February 21, 2014
48 AN48: Entering Calibration Coefficients for the Seapoint Turbidity Meter Calibration Optics December 9, 2013
51 AN51: Using a TC Duct on Pumped SBE 19 (NOT 19plus) SeaCATs Instrument Configuration and Use CTD March 17, 2001
52 AN52: AC Powered Opto-Isolated RS-485 to RS-232 Junction Box P/N 80491 Instructions for Application and Use Instrument Configuration and Use February 9, 2010
53 AN53: Instructions and use of Bay Model Sensors Instrument Configuration and Use January 13, 1999
54 AN54: Entering Calibration Coefficients for the Seapoint Fluorometer Calibration Optics February 13, 2010
56 AN56: Interfacing to RS-485 Sensors Instrument Configuration and Use February 11, 2009
57 AN57: Connector Care and Cable Installation Care of Instrument / Maintenance May 13, 2014
59 AN59: A Load-Bearing Underwater Cable for Hand-Hauled, Real-Time Profiling Instrument Configuration and Use October 11, 2012
60 AN60: Year 2000 Compatibility for Sea-Bird Instruments and Software Technical Background Information September 16, 2014
61 AN61: Calculating Calibration Coefficients for the Chelsea Minitracka Fluorometer Calibration Optics February 2, 2010
62 AN62: Calculating Calibration Coefficients for WET Labs ECO-AFL and ECO-FL Fluorometer, ECO-NTU Turbidity Meter, and ECO-FL-NTU Fluorometer/Turbidity Meter Calibration Optics May 14, 2011
63 AN63: Calculating Calibration Coefficients for the Turner SCUFA (I, II, or III) Fluorometer/OBS Calibration Optics February 2, 2010
64 AN64: SBE 43 Dissolved Oxygen Sensor - Background Information, Deployment Recommendations, and Cleaning and Storage Care of Instrument / Maintenance Dissolved Oxygen June 16, 2013
64-1 AN64-1: Plumbing Installation - SBE 43 DO Sensor and Pump on a CTD Instrument Configuration and Use Dissolved Oxygen April 16, 2008
64-2 AN64-2: SBE 43 Dissolved Oxygen Sensor Calibration and Data Corrections Calibration Dissolved Oxygen June 19, 2012
64-3 AN64-3: SBE 43 Dissolved Oxygen (DO) Sensor - Hysteresis Corrections Instrument Configuration and Use Dissolved Oxygen August 1, 2014
66 AN66: Routine Maintenance for the SBE 32 Carousel Water Sampler Care of Instrument / Maintenance Water Sampler April 16, 2013
67 AN67: Editing Sea-Bird .hex Data Files Technical Background Information October 15, 2001
68 AN68: Using USB Ports to Communicate with Sea-Bird Instruments Technical Background Information October 19, 2012
69 AN69: Conversion of Pressure to Depth Technical Background Information Pressure July 1, 2002
70 AN70: Installing Anti-Foulant Device Mount Kit on SBE 4, 16, 19, and 21 Conductivity Cells Care of Instrument / Maintenance conductivity May 19, 2008
71 AN71: Desiccant Use and Regeneration (drying) Care of Instrument / Maintenance May 18, 2016
72 AN72: Setting Up WET Labs ECO Sensor with Bio-Wiper™ for integration with SeaCATplus CTDs (SBE 16plus, 16plus-IM, 19plus) Instrument Configuration and Use Optics May 15, 2013
72-V2 AN72-V2: Setting Up WET Labs ECO Sensor with Bio-Wiper™ for integration with SeaCATplus V2 CTDs (SBE 16plus V2, 16plus-IM V2, 19plus V2) Instrument Configuration and Use Optics April 15, 2014
73 AN73: Using Instruments with Pressure Sensors at Elevations Above Sea Level Instrument Configuration and Use Pressure May 19, 2016
74 AN74: Calculating Calibration Coefficients for Turner Cyclops-7 Fluorometer or Turbidity Sensor Calibration Optics August 8, 2010
75 AN75: Maintenance of SBE 5T, 5P, and 5M Pumps Care of Instrument / Maintenance Pump June 22, 2016
76 AN76: pH or pH/ORP Sensors and Moored Applications Instrument Configuration and Use pH March 5, 2008
77 AN77: Entering Calibration Coefficients for the Seapoint Ultraviolet Fluorometer Calibration Optics August 8, 2010
78 AN78: Inductive Modem Module (IMM) Quick Start Instructions Instrument Configuration and Use September 25, 2005
79 AN79: Configuring Inductive Modem Module (IMM) for Logic Level Serial (LLS) Instrument Configuration and Use September 9, 2005
80 AN80: Inductive Modem (IM) Communication between Two Inductive Modem Modules (IMMs) Instrument Configuration and Use September 14, 2005
81 AN81: Entering Calibration Coefficients for Campbell Scientific/D&A OBS-3+ Optical Backscatter Sensor Calibration Optics October 15, 2010
82 AN82: Guide to Specifying a CTD - Understanding Impacts on Accuracy Technical Background Information CTD April 6, 2016
83 AN83: Deployment of Moored Instruments Technical Background Information CTD May 19, 2016
84 AN84: Using Instruments with Druck Pressure Sensors in Muddy or Biologically Productive Environments Instrument Configuration and Use Pressure January 14, 2014
85 AN85: Handling of Ferrite Core on Instruments with Inductive Modem Telemetry Care of Instrument / Maintenance May 19, 2016
86 AN86: Change to SBE 9plus CTD Bottom Contact Switch Connector (JB6) Instrument Configuration and Use CTD February 14, 2007
87 AN87: Calculating Calibration Coefficients for WET Labs ECO-BB Scattering/Turbidity Meter (voltage or RS-232 output sensor) Calibration Optics May 11, 2011
88 AN88: Frame Coating Repair for the SBE 32 Carousel Water Sampler Care of Instrument / Maintenance Water Sampler October 31, 2012
89 AN89: Retrofit Battery Pack for SBE 37 MicroCAT and SBE 44 Underwater Inductive Modem Care of Instrument / Maintenance CTD September 16, 2014
90 AN90: Absolute Salinity and TEOS-10: Sea-Bird's Implementation Technical Background Information CTD September 3, 2013
91 AN91: Calculating Calibration Coefficients for WET Labs C-Star Transmissometer (voltage or RS-232 output sensor) Calibration Optics May 12, 2011
92 AN92: Real-Time Oceanography with Inductive Moorings and the Inductive Modem Module (IMM) Technical Background Information May 19, 2016
93 AN93: CTD Basics Technical Background Information CTD September 19, 2016
94 AN94: Wide-Range Conductivity Calibration Calibration conductivity June 4, 2013
95 AN95: Setting Up Teledyne Benthos Altimeter with Sea-Bird Profiling CTD Instrument Configuration and Use Altimeter January 12, 2014