AODN Platform Vocabulary

APEX Argo Float with Iridium antenna

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definition Autonomous Profiling EXplorer (APEX) Argo floats are manufactured by Teledyne Webb Research. The are 130 cm (not including antenna) long, and weigh 26kg. Their maximum operational depth is 2000m, with a life time of 4 years / 150 profiles. This float uses an alternative to the usual Systeme Argos location and data transmission system, and uses positions from the Global Positioning System (GPS) and data communication using the Iridium satellites. As of 2010, 250 floats have been deployed with Iridium antennas. more like this
publisher eMarine Information Infrastructure (eMII) more like this
scope note manufacturer:Teledyne Webb Research more like this
source Australian Ocean Data Network platform register more like this
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creator Sebastien-Mancini original
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