ARGO

2003 – EXCELLENCE IN PARTNERING AWARD


An Integrated System for Real-Time CTD Profiling Float Data on Basin Scales (ARGO)

Lead PI: Dr. Dean Roemmich, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Argo is a global array of 3,000 free-drifting profiling floats that measures the temperature and salinity of the upper 2000 m of the ocean. This allows, for the first time, continuous monitoring of the temperature, salinity, and velocity of the upper ocean, with all data being relayed and made publicly available within hours after collection.