Measurement Techniques, Platforms & Sensors

A derivative of the Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences

Edited By

  • John Steele, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
  • Steve Thorpe, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, and Bangor University, U.K.
  • Karl Turekian, Yale University, Connecticut, USA

Measurement Techniques, Sensors and Platforms is a derivative of the Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, 2nd Edition and serves as an important reference on current knowledge and expertise in one convenient and accessible source. Its selection of articles?all written by experts in their field?provides extensive coverage of the instruments, sensors and platforms used in measurement today. It is an ideal introduction to the physical, biological, chemical and geological properties of the ocean as well as an expert account of the methods of measurement that are critical to the search for improved accuracy, precision and resolution, higher sampling rates and data storage capacity, and the never-ending need for quality control and precision manufacturing.
View full description


professionals, researchers, and graduate students in the marine sciences


Book information

  • Published: August 2009
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-096487-4

Table of Contents

1. Research Vessels2. Lowered, expendable or towed instruments3. Moorings, floats and current meters4. Underwater vehicles5. Sensors5.1  Meteorology5.2  Turbulence5.3  Optical5.4 Chemical6. Acoustic methods7. Satellite, aircraft or ship-borne remote sensingAppendices