In-air one-point calibration of oxygen optodes in underway systems
Journal article, Peer reviewed
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Original versionLimnology and Oceanography: Methods. 2021, 19 (5), 292-302. 10.1002/lom3.10423
Ships of opportunity are a frequently used platform in surface ocean carbon observations and estimating the annual ocean carbon sink. For understanding the drivers behind changes in the ocean carbon system, oxygen measurements alongside the carbon dioxide measurements can be a valuable tool. We developed an in-air calibration system for oxygen optodes in underway systems. The regular measurements of atmospheric oxygen enable us to correct for sensor drift and biofouling. This new system can help to obtain reliable oxygen data from underway applications, especially if the vessel is not easily accessible and a frequent recalibration of the optode is not feasible.