SCOR Working Group 142
Quality Control Procedures for Oxygen and Other Biogeochemical Sensors on Floats and Gliders
Co-chairs: Arne Körtzinger (Germany) and Ken Johnson (USA)
Other Full Members: Herve Claustre (France),
Denis Gilbert (Canada),
Wajih Naqvi (India), Steven Riser (USA),
Bronte Tilbrook (Australia), Hiroshi Uchida (Japan), and Xiaogang Xing (China-Beijing)
Associate Members: Steve Emerson (USA), Katja Fennel (Canada), Hernan Garcia (USA),
Nicolas Gruber (Switzerland), Dong-Jin Kang (Korea), Satya Prakash (India), and
Osvaldo Ulloa (Chile)
Terms of Reference
- Summarize and assess the current status of biogeochemical sensor technology with particular emphasis on float-/glider-readiness (pressure and temperature dependence, long-term stability, calibration accuracy, measurements time constant, etc.).
- Develop pre- and post-deployment quality control metrics and procedures for oxygen and other biogeochemical sensors deployed on floats and gliders providing a research-quality synthesis data product.
- Collaborate with Argo and other data centers to implement these procedures in their standard routines.
- Disseminate procedures widely to ensure rapid adoption in the community. Develop ideas for capacity building in this context.
Approved: October 2012
Financial Sponsors: NSF, SCOR
#1: 1 March 2014, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
#2: 16-17 March 2015, Brest, France
#3: 27 February 2016, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Johnson, K.S., and H. Claustre. 2016, Bringing biogeochemistry into the Argo age. Eos, 97, https://doi.org/10.1029/2016EO062427. Published on 8 November 2016.