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First Automated Floats For Monitoring Ocean Carbon Launched In North Pacific

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May 2, 2001
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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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Two SOLO floats, the nation's first "robotic carbon observers" -- designed to descend to kilometer depths and collect information on the role of plankton and other living things in the ocean's carbon cycle -- were launched early Tuesday morning, April 10, from the Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star in the northern Pacific Ocean. Both are now transmitting regularly despite temporary interruption by a storm at sea.

BERKELEY, CA -- Two SOLO floats, the nation's first "robotic carbon observers" -- designed to descend to kilometer depths and collect information on the role of plankton and other living things in the ocean's carbon cycle -- were launched early Tuesday morning, April 10, from the Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star in the northern Pacific Ocean. Both are now transmitting regularly despite temporary interruption by a storm at sea.


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