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October 2018 Newsletter

Spiking CTD Profile
The four figures above come from the same 9plus CTD profile. As you can see, massive spikes punctuate the data stream and wreak havoc on data quality. While post-processing can filter out some spikes, they can also affect the CTD’s in-situ performance; downward spikes in conductivity may temporarily shut down the CTD’s pump, and spikes in pressure can affect real-time plotting.

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Salinity spikes in a CTD profile
Salinity Spikes: Sensor or Environment?

These data show a subtle problem that is producing “fuzzy” salinity and oxygen data. While the overall shape of the profile appears reasonable, small spikes are present throughout the CTD cast. The black lines encompass a particularly strange spot where both salinity and oxygen jump away from their respective averages. Is there a problem with the equipment, or are these spikes a result of the environment?

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OCEANS '18 Conference in Charleston, SC

Sea-Bird Scientific is exhibiting next week at Oceans'18 in Charleston, SC. Come see us at Booth 423 and take a look at the new instruments, discuss your applications and find out how our latest technologies can work for you. Contact us if you'd like to reserve a time to meet with us.

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Ocean Optics XXIV

Sea-Bird Scientific exhibited last week at Ocean Optics XXIV in Dubrovnik, Croatia. We had a busy week with talks, posters, social events, and the tradeshow exhibit. After lots of conversations, the consensus reflection was very upbeat and optimistic.


Ryo Matayoshi, Service Supervisor
Meet Our People: Ryo Matayoshi, Service Supervisor

Ryo joined Sea-Bird in 1997 and advanced to his current position after working in various departments. He manages the workflow between the service department and other Sea-Bird teams, customer support, and various other administrative duties related to the service department. Ryo loves spending time and traveling with his wife and four kids. He is an avid Seattle sports fan: DAWGS, Hawks, Mariners, and hopefully again the Sonics. Ryo enjoys cooking and also works for a friend's catering service in his spare time.

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