Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-13-427-2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-13-427-2017
Research article
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24 May 2017
Research article |  | 24 May 2017

Measuring pH variability using an experimental sensor on an underwater glider

Michael P. Hemming, Jan Kaiser, Karen J. Heywood, Dorothee C.E. Bakker, Jacqueline Boutin, Kiminori Shitashima, Gareth Lee, Oliver Legge, and Reiner Onken

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Underwater gliders are useful platforms for monitoring the world oceans at a high resolution. An experimental pH sensor was attached to an underwater glider in the Mediterranean Sea, which is an important carbon sink region. Comparing measurements from the glider with those obtained from a ship indicated that there were issues with the experimental pH sensor. Correcting for these issues enabled us to look at pH variability in the area related to biomass abundance and physical water properties.