Thermosalinograph

Introduction

Thermosalinographs (TSGs) are instruments mounted close to the water intake of research and cargo ships and that continuously measure the sea surface salinity and temperature along the track of the ship.

NOAA supports the collection of sea surface salinity (SSS) and sea surface temperature (SST) data from TSGs installed on ships of the NOAA fleet and ships of the Ship of Opportunity Program (SOOP). NOAA/AOML currently maintains TSGs in one cargo ship (SOOP). A TSG in the MV Explorer is maintained in collaboration with the Semester At Sea Program. Additionally, NOAA maintains TSGs in 15 ships of its fleet. NOAA/AOML will be soon starting to quality control these data once their real-time transmission start.

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TSG Observations

Ship Of Opportunity Program

NOAA/AOML has recently implemented delayed and real-time mode quality control procedures for TSG data obtained from two ships of the SOOP. Go

NOAA Fleet

There are currently 15 ships of the NOAA fleet with TSG that are being operated and maintained. They operate mostly in the North Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Some ships such as the Ronald Brown operates globally. Go

Explorer of the Seas

Products of TSG data from Explorer of the Seas, a collaboration between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (AOML/NOAA), Royal Caribbean International, the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (UM-RSMAS) and the Southeast Atlantic Coastal Ocean Observing System (SEACOOS). Go

MV Explorer of Semester At Sea Program

Products of TSG data in real-time mode from M/V Explorer of Semester At Sea Program, a collaboration between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (AOML/NOAA), the Institute for Shipboard Education (IFSE-SAS) and the Southeast Atlantic Coastal Ocean Observing System (SEACOOS). Go

TSG Observations

Global locations of TSG observations. Go

Global Oceanographic and Meteorological Observations in the GTS

Weekly update of global locations of oceanographic and meteorological observations collected in the Global Telecommunication System (GTS). (Google Earth must be installed in your computer) Go

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