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PMEL Participates in Atlantic Ocean NASA Study

May 21, 2014
September 24, 2012

PMEL engineers have successfully deployed two moorings in the Atlantic Ocean as part of NASA’s multi-year Salinity Processes in the Upper Ocean Regional Study (SPURS).  The moorings are the first to a PMEL invented device, called a prawler that crawls up and down the mooring line measuring temperature and salinity along the way.  The prawler, about the size of a paint can, will measure the upper 1,600 feet of the ocean and uses wave energy to crawl back to the top to begin another profile.

For more information see the YouTube video above and read the ‘Prawling’ around in the Atlantic news story.

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