XBT – Upper Temperature

XBT data of the SURVOSTRAL project
Written by Elodie Kestenare in July 2020

  • Project:SURVOSTRAL international project
  • Description: Upper temperature (0-990m) from the XBT launcher installed on the Astrolabe vessel (IPEV)
  • Period: 1993-2020
  • Area: Southern Ocean between Hobart (Tasmania) and Dumont d’Urville -the French Antarctic base-
  • Source: LEGOS, France
  • Contact: Rosemary Morrow or Elodie Kestenare at LEGOS

XBT profiles have been corrected for temperature and depth biases depending on the probe type. All corrected XBT measurements can be retrieved from the IMOS website



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