Argo floats deployed from I8S and I9N cruises near Antarctica

I8S and I9N cruise overview The 2007 “I8S” and “I9N” cruises on R/V Roger Revelle were part of a systematic and global re-occupation of select WOCE/JGOFS hydrographic sections to quantify changes in storage and transport of heat, fresh water, carbon dioxide (CO2), and related parameters. Scientific objectives for the cruises included providing data for model calibration and validation, carbon system … Read More

Float deployments from the RV L’Atalante

From laboratory to ocean – sending Argo floats to sea September 14, 2004 Loading the floats On one of the many sunny days in Southern California, 24 Solo floats were carefully packed into a shipping container ready for deployment in the South Pacific. Their destination was Papeete in French Polynesia where they were loaded onto the French Research Vessel L’Atalante … Read More

Earth Reporters: Sea Change

Susan Wijffels talks about understanding the climate In a radio segment on Earth Reporters, Dr. Susan Wijffels discusses Argo data and how it helps us understand the climate.

Argo in NY Times 2020

Argo records warming ocean temperatures A January 2020 NY Times article covers the release of a report on ocean warming which uses Argo data to show that the last five years have been the warmest oceans on record.