Deployment of drifting buoys with pCO 2 sensors in the Pacific Ocean

Akihiko Murata, Yoshiyuki Nakano, Shuhei Masuda, Sayaka Yasunaka, Kousei Sasaoka, Masahide Wakita

研究成果: Conference contribution

抄録

To reduce areas lacking data of surface seawater pCO2, which is an indispensable property for the evaluation of atmospheric CO2 uptake by the ocean, in 2016 we started a 5-year project to deploy drifting buoys with pCO2 sensors in the South Pacific. The drifting buoy is compact (diameter, 315 mm; height, 566 mm; weight, ~10 kg) and easy to manage. For efficient deployment, we determined appropriate deployment positions along a ship track by particle tracking experiments. During the MR16-09 cruise of R/V Mirai, we deployed seven drifting buoys. The tracks of drifting buoys generally followed those predicted by the experiments. pCO2 values observed by drifting buoys and considered to be reliable were on the whole within values expected from interpolated pCO2 values. However, the pCO2 sensor needs to be improved to raise the pCO2 observation yield ratio of each drifting buoy.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトル2018 OCEANS - MTS/IEEE Kobe Techno-Oceans, OCEANS - Kobe 2018
出版社Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN(電子版)9781538616543
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2018 12 4
外部発表はい
イベント2018 OCEANS - MTS/IEEE Kobe Techno-Oceans, OCEANS - Kobe 2018 - Kobe, Japan
継続期間: 2018 5 282018 5 31

出版物シリーズ

名前2018 OCEANS - MTS/IEEE Kobe Techno-Oceans, OCEANS - Kobe 2018

Other

Other2018 OCEANS - MTS/IEEE Kobe Techno-Oceans, OCEANS - Kobe 2018
CountryJapan
CityKobe
Period18/5/2818/5/31

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Oceanography
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Instrumentation

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