An ocean first: Underwater drone tracks CO2 in Alaska gulf
has a new tool for tracking ocean acidification — a 7-foot-long, bright pink Seaglider.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks, and its commercial
partners, are the first U.S. team to measure carbon dioxide, the driving factor in ocean acidification, with an unoccupied underwater vehicle
They developed a way to integrate a carbon dioxide sensor
with a Seaglider, that can dive up to 1,000 meters, and carry out weekslong missions, to remote parts of the ocean, in every season
, unlike ocean moorings, which gather data at a single
location year-round, or ships sampling along transects, for several weeks from spring to fall.
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