Argo world 

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(Click on picture to see larger version)
Float deployments:
deployment of APEX float from ship
Deployment of an APEX float from a German research ship.
Deployment of SOLO floats from the US RV N.B. Palmer:
deployment from ship            deployment from ship            deployment from ship
Deployment of MARVOR floats from the Spanish RV Vizconde de Eza:
MARVOR float deployment            MARVOR float deployment            MARVOR float deployment
Deployment of NEMO floats from the German icebreaker Polarstern Bremerhaven:
deployment from ship            deployment from ship            deployment from ship            deployment from ship
Deployment of Arvor floats from the French R/V Pourquoi Pas:
deployment from ship            deployment from ship           
Float pictures:
picture of float recovery
A PROVOR float shortly before recovery by
the Japanese coastguard vessel Takuyo.

High res version

APEX float
A Canadian APEX float prior to launch
Photo by Howard Freeland
deployment from ship
An Arvor Iridium float
Photo by Olivier Dugornay at IFREMER
Schematics:
schematic of a float operation cycle Normal float
operation cycle.

schematic of a park and profile Park and profile
operation.

(Courtesy of Southampton Oceanography Centre, UK)

cross section of a float


Cross section of a float.

High res version

schematic of a float operation cycle PDF of park and profile cycle.

schematic of a park and profile RGB EPS of park and profile cycle.
(RGB is usually better for monitors)

schematic of a float operation cycle CMYK EPS of park and profile cycle.
(CMYK is usually better for printing)

schematic of a park and profile CMYK Adobe Illustrator file of park and profile cycle.

schematic of a float operation cycle CMYK Adobe Illustrator file without any text
of park and profile cycle.

schematic of a park and profile RGB Adobe Illustrator file without any text
of park and profile cycle.


(Courtesy of Scripps Institution of Oceanography)

Park and profile operation.

Park and profile operation.

Park and profile operation.

(Courtesy of John Garrett)  

 

Maps of Argo Array:

Go to the map page on the Argo Information Website. There are a variety of maps showing various features of the Argo fleet. There are plots by country, by float model, by sensor type and density plots among others. A few maps are featured below.

By country: By model: By Average Profiling Depth:
array by country array by model array by average profiling depth
Animations:

Argo animationargo.avi is an Argo animation file produced by the SIO multimedia group in Oct 2000. (26 Mb)

Click here to see Howard Freeland's movies of Argo float trajectories. See an example screen shot below:
Trajectory movie .avi movies are "Audio Video Interleaved".
For PC's (& MAC's & Solaris) try " Windows Media Player".
Or for MAC's try "Quicktime Player"

Argo world
Click here to get Howard Freeland's rotating Argo globe (Argo_wld.gif).

Argo world
Click here to get a Shockwave Flash version of the rotating Argo globe (Argo_globe_30fps_8sec.swf).

To learn how to insert a Shockwave flash file into PowerPoint, click here

Logos:

colored Argo logoArgo_Logo_ES.gif is a small colored version of the official Argo logo with a transparent background, 110x109 pixels, 6.5 KBytes. This is the logo at the top of the page. For various sizes and file formats of this logo, download this folder.

Argo bannerArgoBanner.gif is a banner (640x110 pixels) for use on web pages.
Acknowledgment: The above images (Argo logos) were created by Rod Stott, who lives in East Yorkshire, England. He is a retired, professional technical illustrator, until recently he worked for British Aerospace. If you have any questions about the logo set, then contact either Howard Freeland at FreelandHj@pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca or Rod himself at rodandjostott@mac.com
Float preparation pictures:

University of Washington, USA (Courtesy Steve Riser):

UW float lab The float laboratory salinity sensor calibrations Salinity sensor calibrations
Preparation of Solo floats at Scripps Institution (Courtesy Jim Dufour):
Completed solo floatA completed Solo float and other float pressure cases. Thepictures show the transparent damping disk, the cylindrical, lowpressure flotation collar and the high pressure bladder in the whitehousing.
Solo float bodies A batch of float bodies Electronics assemblies Electronics assemblies
Solo pump/motor assemblies Pump/motor assemblies Sea Bird salinity/temperature sensors Sea Bird salinity/temperature sensors
Data:

Argo profile
An Argo profile from the subtropical North Pacific (20.25N 121.4W, May 15 2004). This shows interleaving in the salinity data.

Make an Argo icosohedron:

Howard Freeland in Canada has produced an image and instructions from which you can print an image of the world with Argo float positions superimposed. It can then be cut out and glued to form a solid icosohedron.

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