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Development and testing of HOMER, the autonomous profiling temperature-salincity probe

To obtain time series of temperature and salinity profiles in ocean regions with high currents, seasonal ice cover and bottom trawl fisheries very well protected autonomous instrumentation has to be available.

This project has continued the development and sea-testing of HOMER, which is a bottom-mounted winch operating a bouyant recording capsule to profile the water column at a preset interval, here once a day for one year.

The project has significantly advanced this new type of ocean observing platform, but due to unfortunate losses in the pre-cruise testing phase and to pressure sensor malfunctions no scientifically useful data have resulted.

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The Scottish Association for Marine Science
PA 37 1QA Oban
United Kingdom