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Seawater chemistry and physical property profiling using CDT casts above two seafloor pockmarks on the Miami Terrace offshore of southeastern Florida, 2016

May 19, 2022

In the Atlantic Ocean and above the Miami Terrace off southeastern Florida, a total of nine CTD (conductivity, temperature, and depth) casts were performed using the 115-foot Research Vessel (R/V) Weatherbird II above the submerged Miami Terrace at the Miami pockmark and Key Biscayne pockmark from May 4 to May 8, 2016. A CTD is a package of electronic instruments and sampling devices that measure conductivity, temperature, and depth but also capable of measuring multiple chemical and physical parameters of the seawater column. A CTD cast measures the various seawater parameters while the package is lowered and raised in one or more cycles from onboard a ship as it drifts with an ocean current or steams along a predetermined transect. [...]