Land/Ocean Biogeochemical Observatory


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Addressing the need for routine, robust and accurate water quality measurements, particularly in sensitive and diverse ecological areas such as estuaries and inland waters, Satlantic offers a complete, turnkey monitoring system, the LOBO. Developed by Dr. Ken Johnson’s team at MBARI, the LOBO was designed to create a real time sensor network for aquatic systems. LOBO uses a system of high quality, high temporal resolution in situ sensors to monitor fluxes. Water properties such as salinity, temperature, and current velocity are combined with nutrient measurements to monitor important processes that affect biogeochemistry. Parameters measured by the LOBO include: ? Physical measurements include temperature, depth, salinity (optional), current profiler (optional) and turbidity. ? Chemical sensors include chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM), nitrate, and dissolved oxygen. ? Biological measurements include chlorophyll fluorescence with options for additional ancillary pigments. The LOBO comes complete with floating platform, power and wireless telemetry system, integrated sensor suite, automated processing software and web based data visualization and display software. Just more

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