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CTD Rosettes

Credit: Coastal Endurance Array Team, OSU

An activity that happens on every Coastal Endurance cruise are CTD (Conductivity, Temperature, and Depth) casts.  CTDs are used to collect water samples at the deployment and recovery sites to allow scientists to compare ship versus buoy meteorological measurements at surface mooring sites.  This data is also important for calibrating other instruments on the moorings.

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