Electronic Sensors and Instruments for Coastal Ocean Observing

  • Jorge E. Corredor


Electromechanical, electro-optical, opto-chemical, and electrochemical sensors are now available that allow continuous real-time monitoring of a wide range of environmental parameters and process rates. These sensors are integrated into electronic instruments capable of directly or remotely capturing these properties or rate processes in quantitative terms as analog or digital data. This chapter describes in detail the wide range of commercially available sensors and instruments with examples for the most commonly measured physical, chemical, and biological variables in the marine environmental field. Principles of operation and limitations of available sensors are also described.


Transducer Instrument Thermistor Conductivity bridge Bridge oscillator Current meter Current profiler Anemometer High frequency radar Radar tide gauge Optode Spectrophotometer Fluorometer Wet chemistry Nutrients 


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  • Jorge E. Corredor
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  1. 1.Department of Marine Sciences (retired)University of Puerto RicoMayagüezPuerto Rico

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