C-FINS integrates the C3 Submersible Fluorometer with GPS data for real-time mapping of fluorescence, temperature, depth, and turbidity.
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After a break in communication and struggling to navigate through the open ocean, the Rutgers Challenger Glider is back on track and operational, according to the Challenger Mission blog. The Rutgers team tracked Challenger to St. Helena, a small volcanic island in English waters off the west coast of Africa. The researchers found current approximations factored into navigation algorithms were likely being skewed by increased drag from biofouling. They managed to find someone on St. Helena island who traveled out to find the glider. Once recovered from the ocean, Challenger was cleaned of heavy biofouling which had compromised navigation performance. It is now back in the water traveling to its next scheduled pit stop in Ascension Island, northwest of St. Helena.Read More
Prototypes rarely make it to production unchanged, but the Turner Designs C-ray C3 fluorometer body went straight from garage prototype to production. It is incorporated into the Turner Designs C-FINS system , which spawned out of the need for a towable fluorometer that could be used during oil spill responses. The C-FINS , or Fluorometric Integrated Nautical Mapping System, allows users to combine any three Turner Designs Cyclops Fluorometers in a towable finned body based around the C3 monitoring system . It integrates global positioning system coordinates from an external GPS with RS232 connectability into samples measurements. Users can map algal blooms with a chlorophyll A fluorometer, or study an oil sheen with the Turner Designs crude oil sensor.Read More
Rivers are a vital cooling source for power plants, but high-temperature water returned to rivers from the plants may detrimentally heat rivers and change aquatic ecosystems, according to a recent study. Scientists from the University of New Hampshire and the City College of New York gathered federal data on power plants and river systems and linked up river flow and heat transfer models to figure out just how hot rivers get in the northeastern U.S. They found that about one third of heat generated in thermoelectric power plants in the Northeast is drained into rivers via used cooling water. Just more than a third of the total heat generated at plants in the Northeast is converted directly into electricity for consumer use.Read More