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Robotic buoys to complement the Baltic Sea observation network

Robotic buoys to complement the Baltic Sea observation network

The Finnish Meteorological Institute has developed methods for controlling Argo measurement floats in shallow waters. These buoys provide more detailed observations of the Baltic Sea.

Three studies about the developed methods and the floats' observational results have been published in peer-reviewed journals. Research shows that the floats complement the continuous monitoring of the Baltic Sea very well.

Further information:

Research Scientist Simo Siiriä, Finnish Meteorological Institute, tel. +358 29 539 2123, Simo.Siiria@fmi.fi

Research Scientist Petra Roiha, Finnish Meteorological Institute, tel. +358 29 539 6506, petra.roiha@fmi.fi

Senior Research Scientist Pekka Alenius, Finnish Meteorological Institute, tel. +358 29 539 6439, pekka.alenius@fmi.fi

Access to Argo floats by WMO number: http://www.coriolis.eu.org/Data-Products/Data-Delivery/Argo-floats-by-WMO-number

Haavisto N, Tuomi L, Roiha P, Siiria SM, Alenius P, Purokoski T. 2018.  Argo floats as a novel part of the monitoring the hydrography of the Bothnian Sea. Frontiers in Marine Science. 5:324. https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmars.2018.00324.

Roiha P, Siiria SM, Haavisto N, Alenius P, Westerlund A, Purokoski T. 2018. Estimating currents from Argo trajectories in the Bothnian Sea, Baltic Sea. Frontiers in Marine Science. 5:308. https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmars.2018.00308.

Siiria S, Roiha P, Tuomi L, Purokoski T, Haavisto N, Alenius P. 2018.¨ Applying area-locked, shallow water argo floats in baltic sea monitoring. Journal of Operational Oceanography. 0(0):1–15. https://doi.org/10.1080/1755876X.2018.1544783.

Picture: Petra Roiha

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