Oceanology and Climate Measurement

Perhaps one of the most significant innovations in oceanology was the monitoring sensors created in 1998. Scientist Dean Roemmich was a leader in the development and deployment of the Argo Network. This consisted of an array of revolutionary sensors that were able to monitor various elements of the ocean.

It was not until 2000 that these sensors were actually released into oceans and they have become an invaluable source of data ever since. The array of sensors have now reached global proportions. There are now over 3,600 of these sensor floats deployed.

They are able to gather subsurface sea data and the results could help save entire ecosystems. The reasons for the usefulness and great value of this data is that it has greatly improved scientific understanding of the world’s climate system and how climate change is affecting it.

With Argo sensors scientists are having far greater understanding of the effects climate change is causing to oceans. Climate change remains one of the greatest threats to the planet. Increased carbon emissions have led to catastrophic consequences.

It is feared that these effects will only accelerate and could potentially threaten all surface life on the planet. It should be remembered that climate change is also having serious effects on the world’s oceans. Being able to measure these effects can be an invaluable resource for scientists. There have been numerous developments in modern oceanology science. However there are few that are as important to the world in general than the Argo Network.

With it scientists can get a fuller scope on how climate change has damaged the planet globally. Before their deployment it was much more difficult to get readings on how sea ecosystems are changing. The technology also has conservation applications. Marine biologists can now recognize danger zones where species may be threatened by changing climate issues.