Thermosalinograph

NOAA Fleet

There are currently 14 ships of the NOAA fleet with TSG that are being operated and maintained. They operate mostly in the North Atlantic and Pacific oceans. However, ships such as the Ronald Brown operates globally. Quality controlled data from these ships are available through NOAA/NODC.


The table below is a list of ships of the NOAA fleet with a TSG installed, indicating their main field of use (O = oceanography; F = fisheries, A = atmospheric research; NC = nautical charting), their current or planned real-time transmission capabilities (a = TSG is currently being installed), and the projected start of TSG data transmission in real-time (b = pending date of installation). Boxes in gray denote ships that also have an operational pCO2 system.


Ship

Use

Main area of operation

Real-time transmission capability

Real-time TSG data transmission

Ronald Brown

O-A

Worldwide

current

current

Oscar Dyson

F

Gulf of Mexico, Pacific and Atlantic oceans, Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea

current

current

Miller Freeman

F

Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea

current

current

Ka'imimoana

O-A

Tropical Pacific Ocean

current

current

Hi'ialakai

O-F

Pacific Ocean

current

current

Oscar E. Sette

F

Tropical Pacific

current

current

Nancy Foster

E-F

Atlantic Ocean

current

current

Gordon Gunter

F

Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean

current

current

Fairweather

NC

Gulf of Alaska

current

current

Rainier

NC

Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea

current

current

McArthur II

E-F

Pacific Ocean

(a)

(b)

Delaware II

F

North Atlantic Ocean

(a)

(b)

Oregon II

F

Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean

current

current

David S. Jordan

F

Off CA and OR coast

current

current