Practicing the Art of XBTs

Practicing the Art of XBTs

James Tilley, an engineer on the VISIONS'16 Cabled Array cruise, shoots off an XBT (expendable bathythermograph) that measures temperature through the water column. These data are put into mapping programs to insure that the sound velocity profile is accurate for a given location. Credit: M. Elend, University of Washington, V16.

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