Dr. Norge Larson is a former owner and president of Sea-Bird Electronics and a former president of Sea-Bird Scientific. In his current role, Dr. Larson oversees the scientific work at Sea-Bird Scientific, and helps outside scientists and government agencies with their questions. He has a B.S. in Physics from Augsburg College, and a Ph.D. in Ocean Physics from the University of Washington.
Dr. Larson has been developing and improving instruments at Sea-Bird since 1988. His areas of expertise include ocean instrument development, measurement methods, calibration and metrology methods, and instrument error analysis. Dr. Larson was instrumental in developing Sea-Bird’s understanding of CTD dynamic behavior at sea, viscous heating, and conductivity cell thermal mass, leading to improvements in instrumentation and data analysis. He was largely responsible for development of the TC-duct and software methods to reduce salinity spiking, a temperature secondary standard, oxygen sensor development, WOCE-level work off Argo floats, and establishment of Sea-Bird’s metrology and calibration laboratories.