IMOS SOOP Expendable Bathythermographs (XBT) Research Group

Researchers: Cowley, Rebecca (Processor) ,  Data Officer (Point of contact , Distributor)

Brief description IMOS Ship of Opportunity Underway Expendable Bathythermographs (XBT) group is a research and data collection project working within the IMOS Ship of Opportunity Multi-Disciplinary Underway Network sub-facility. Five major (HRX) high-resolution XBT lines provide boundary to boundary profiling and closely spaced sampling to resolve mesoscale eddies, fronts and boundary currents. The lines are repeated 4 times per year by an on-board technician. The routes sample each major boundary current system using available commercial vessel traffic. All of the transects transmit data in real-time.

Notes Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) is enabled by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). It is operated by a consortium of institutions as an unincorporated joint venture, with the University of Tasmania as Lead Agent.

Notes CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere

Notes Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)

Notes National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Notes Royal Australian Navy (RAN)

This dataset is part of a larger collection

180,35 180,-78 30,-78 30,35 180,35


-78,35 -78,-78 -180,-78 -180,35 -78,35


text: northlimit=35; southlimit=-78; westlimit=30; eastLimit=180; projection=GDA94

text: northlimit=35.0; southlimit=-78.0; westlimit=-180.0; eastLimit=-78.0; projection=GDA94

Other Information
Link to Expendable Bathythermograph page on IMOS website

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