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Doc No. App Note Title Topic Date of Last Post Sensor
AN123 AN123 Thetis Overview Technical Background Information July 14, 2017 AUV
AN122 AN122 ECO Calibration Log Template Calibration July 5, 2017 Optics
AN121 AN121 Information about acceptance angles for beam attenuation meters Calibration July 5, 2017 AUV
AN120 AN120 Foreign Shipper’s Declaration of U.S. Goods Returned July 4, 2017 N/A
AN119 AN119 CDOM Interference on Nitrate Measurements Technical Background Information June 23, 2017 Nutrient
AN118 AN118 Nutrient Units Primer Technical Background Information June 23, 2017 Nutrient
AN117 AN117 Standard Stocked Detector Wavelengths Technical Background Information June 23, 2017 Radiometer
AN116 AN116 Functional check and cleaning of transmissometer windows Care of Instrument / Maintenance June 29, 2017 Optics
AN115 AN115 WQM Testing and Troubleshooting Commands Instrument Configuration and Use July 4, 2017 Turbidity
AN114 AN114 ECO Centroid Angles for Back Scatter Measurements Technical Background Information July 4, 2017 Optical
AN113 AN113 Thetis Anchor Rigging and Deployment Instructions Instrument Configuration and Use July 4, 2017 AUV
AN112 AN112 HydroCycle-PO4 and Cycle PO4 Reagent/Filter Compatibility Instrument Configuration and Use July 4, 2017 Optical
AN111 AN111 Change to Pin Out from Cycle-PO4 to HydroCycle-PO4 Care of Instrument / Maintenance July 4, 2017 Optical
AN110 AN110 Repairing anodized surfaces Care of Instrument / Maintenance July 4, 2017 Optics
AN109 AN109 Notice of Clarification of ECO bb angle nomenclature Technical Background Information July 4, 2017 Optics
AN108 AN108 ECO Triplet-W Battery Life Calculator Instrument Configuration and Use July 4, 2017 Optics
AN107 AN107 HydroCycle-PO4 and Cycle-PO4 Service Offerings Care of Instrument / Maintenance July 4, 2017 Nutrient
AN106 AN106 Functional check and cleaning of transmissometer windows Care of Instrument / Maintenance July 4, 2017 Optics
AN105 AN105 Laboratory Experiments on Crude Oil Detection using ECO Fluorometers Technical Background Information June 29, 2017 Optics
AN104 AN104 Disable BLIS operation on WQM Technical Background Information June 29, 2017 Water Sampler
AN103 AN103: ECO Battery Life Calculator Instrument Configuration and Use June 30, 2017 Optics
AN101 AN101: Change to ALFA sampling bottle caps June 29, 2017 Optics
98 AN98: Considerations for CTD Spatial and Temporal Resolution on Moving Platforms Technical Background Information July 5, 2017 CTD
97 AN97: Best Practices for Shipping and Deploying Profiling Floats with SBE 41/41CP CTD Care of Instrument / Maintenance March 13, 2017 Conductivity
96 AN96: Using Sea-Bird Scientific (Satlantic) PAR Light Sensors Instrument Configuration and Use July 26, 2017 Optics
95 AN95: Setting Up Altimeter with Sea-Bird Profiling CTD Instrument Configuration and Use November 14, 2016 Altimeter
94 AN94: Wide-Range Conductivity Calibration Calibration June 4, 2013 Conductivity
93 AN93: CTD Basics Technical Background Information September 19, 2016 CTD
92 AN92: Real-Time Oceanography with Inductive Moorings and the Inductive Modem Module (IMM) Technical Background Information October 24, 2016 N/A
91 AN91: Calculating Calibration Coefficients for C-Star Transmissometer (voltage or RS-232 output sensor) Calibration May 12, 2011 Optics
90 AN90: Absolute Salinity and TEOS-10: Sea-Bird's Implementation Technical Background Information September 3, 2013 CTD
89 AN89: Retrofit Battery Pack for SBE 37 MicroCAT and SBE 44 Underwater Inductive Modem Care of Instrument / Maintenance September 16, 2014 CTD
88 AN88: Frame Coating Repair for the SBE 32 Carousel Water Sampler Care of Instrument / Maintenance October 31, 2012 Water Sampler
87 AN87: Calculating Calibration Coefficients for ECO-BB Scattering/Turbidity Meter (voltage or RS-232 output sensor) Calibration May 11, 2011 Optics
86 AN86: Change to SBE 9plus CTD Bottom Contact Switch Connector (JB6) Instrument Configuration and Use February 14, 2007 CTD
85 AN85: Handling of Ferrite Core on Instruments with Inductive Modem Telemetry Care of Instrument / Maintenance May 19, 2016 N/A
84 AN84: Using Instruments with Druck Pressure Sensors in Muddy or Biologically Productive Environments Instrument Configuration and Use January 14, 2014 Pressure
83 AN83: Deployment of Moored Instruments Technical Background Information April 12, 2017 CTD
82 AN82: Guide to Specifying a CTD - Understanding Impacts on Accuracy Technical Background Information April 6, 2016 CTD
81 AN81: Entering Calibration Coefficients for Campbell Scientific/D&A OBS-3+ Optical Backscatter Sensor Calibration October 15, 2010 Optics
80 AN80: Inductive Modem (IM) Communication between Two Inductive Modem Modules (IMMs) Instrument Configuration and Use September 14, 2005 Inductive Modem
79 AN79: Configuring Inductive Modem Module (IMM) for Logic Level Serial (LLS) Instrument Configuration and Use September 9, 2005 Inductive Modem
78 AN78: Inductive Modem Module (IMM) Quick Start Instructions Instrument Configuration and Use September 25, 2005 Inductive Modem
77 AN77: Entering Calibration Coefficients for the Seapoint Ultraviolet Fluorometer Calibration August 8, 2010 Optics
76 AN76: pH or pH/ORP Sensors and Moored Applications Instrument Configuration and Use March 5, 2008 pH
75 AN75: Maintenance of SBE 5T, 5P, and 5M Pumps Care of Instrument / Maintenance June 22, 2016 Pump
74 AN74: Calculating Calibration Coefficients for Turner Cyclops-7 Fluorometer or Turbidity Sensor Calibration August 8, 2010 Optics
73 AN73: Using Instruments with Pressure Sensors at Elevations Above Sea Level Instrument Configuration and Use April 12, 2017 Pressure
72-V2 AN72-V2: Setting Up WET Labs ECO Sensor with Bio-Wiper™ for integration with SeaCATplus V2 CTDs (SBE 16plus V2, 16plus-IM V2, 19plus V2) Instrument Configuration and Use April 15, 2014 Optics
72 AN72: Setting Up WET Labs ECO Sensor with Bio-Wiper™ for integration with SeaCATplus CTDs (SBE 16plus, 16plus-IM, 19plus) Instrument Configuration and Use May 15, 2013 Optics
71 AN71: Desiccant Use and Regeneration (drying) Care of Instrument / Maintenance May 18, 2016 N/A
70 AN70: Installing Anti-Foulant Device Mount Kit on SBE 4, 16, 19, and 21 Conductivity Cells Care of Instrument / Maintenance May 19, 2008 Conductivity
69 AN69: Conversion of Pressure to Depth Technical Background Information July 1, 2002 Pressure
68 AN68: Using USB Ports to Communicate with Sea-Bird Instruments Technical Background Information October 19, 2012 N/A
67 AN67: Editing Sea-Bird .hex Data Files Technical Background Information October 15, 2001 N/A
66 AN66: Routine Maintenance for the SBE 32 Carousel Water Sampler Care of Instrument / Maintenance April 16, 2013 Water Sampler
64-3 AN64-3: SBE 43 Dissolved Oxygen (DO) Sensor - Hysteresis Corrections Instrument Configuration and Use August 1, 2014 Dissolved Oxygen
64-2 AN64-2: SBE 43 Dissolved Oxygen Sensor Calibration and Data Corrections Calibration June 19, 2012 Dissolved Oxygen
64-1 AN64-1: Plumbing Installation - SBE 43 DO Sensor and Pump on a CTD Instrument Configuration and Use April 16, 2008 Dissolved Oxygen
64 AN64: SBE 43 Dissolved Oxygen Sensor - Background Information, Deployment Recommendations, and Cleaning and Storage Care of Instrument / Maintenance June 16, 2013 Dissolved Oxygen
63 AN63: Calculating Calibration Coefficients for the Turner SCUFA (I, II, or III) Fluorometer/OBS Calibration February 2, 2010 Optics
62 AN62: Calculating Calibration Coefficients for ECO-FL Fluorometer, ECO-NTU Turbidity Meter, and ECO-FL-NTU Fluorometer/Turbidity Meter Calibration May 14, 2011 Optics
61 AN61: Calculating Calibration Coefficients for the Chelsea Minitracka Fluorometer Calibration February 2, 2010 Optics
60 AN60: Year 2000 Compatibility for Sea-Bird Instruments and Software Technical Background Information September 16, 2014 N/A
59 AN59: A Load-Bearing Underwater Cable for Hand-Hauled, Real-Time Profiling Instrument Configuration and Use October 11, 2012 N/A
57 AN57: Connector Care and Cable Installation Care of Instrument / Maintenance May 13, 2014 N/A
56 AN56: Interfacing to RS-485 Sensors Instrument Configuration and Use February 11, 2009 N/A
54 AN54: Entering Calibration Coefficients for the Seapoint Fluorometer Calibration February 13, 2010 Optics
53 AN53: Instructions and use of Bay Model Sensors Instrument Configuration and Use January 13, 1999 N/A
52 AN52: AC Powered Opto-Isolated RS-485 to RS-232 Junction Box P/N 80491 Instructions for Application and Use Instrument Configuration and Use February 9, 2010 N/A
51 AN51: Using a TC Duct on Pumped SBE 19 (NOT 19plus) SeaCATs Instrument Configuration and Use March 17, 2001 CTD
48 AN48: Entering Calibration Coefficients for the Seapoint Turbidity Meter Calibration December 9, 2013 Optics
48 AN48: Entering Calibration Coefficients for the Seapoint Turbidity Meter Calibration December 9, 2013 Optics
47 AN47: Using Biospherical Surface PAR Light Sensor with SBE 33 or SBE 36 Deck Unit Instrument Configuration and Use July 26, 2017 Optics
46 AN46: DC Opto-Isolated RS-485 to RS-232 Junction Box P/N 90238 Instructions for Application and Use Instrument Configuration and Use March 13, 2001 N/A
45 AN45: Guide to SBE 32 Carousel Water Sampler Configuration Selections Instrument Configuration and Use September 16, 2014 Water Sampler
43 AN43: Universal Ni-Cad Battery Charger Operating Instructions Instrument Configuration and Use January 13, 1995 CTD
42 AN42: ITS-90 Temperature Scale Technical Background Information May 18, 2016 Temperature
41 AN41: Calculating Calibration Coefficients for WETStar Fluorometer Calibration May 13, 2011 Optics
40 AN40: SBE 5T and 5P Pump Speed Adjustment Instructions Instrument Configuration and Use June 22, 2016 Pump
39 AN39: Calculating Calibration Coefficients for the Chelsea Aquatracka Fluorometer Calibration February 24, 2010 Optics
38 AN38: TC Duct Fundamentals Technical Background Information July 10, 2012 CTD
36A AN36A: Installation of P/N 50094 Conductivity Cell Tubing Connector Kit Care of Instrument / Maintenance April 13, 1998 Conductivity
35 AN35: Use of SBE 911plus with General Oceanics 1015 Rosette® Instrument Configuration and Use February 13, 1992 Water Sampler
34 AN34: Instructions for Use of Conductivity Cell Filling and Storage Device PN 50087 and 50087.1 Care of Instrument / Maintenance October 13, 2012 Conductivity
33 AN33: Using the DC Opto Isolated Junction Box [PN 91118] Instrument Configuration and Use March 3, 2001 N/A
31 AN31: Computing Temperature and Conductivity Slope and Offset Correction Coefficients from Laboratory Calibrations and Salinity Bottle Samples Calibration June 13, 2016 CTD
30 AN30: Fresh Water Conductivity Measurements using the SBE 19 (not 19plus) SeaCAT Profiler Instrument Configuration and Use March 25, 2001 CTD
27Druck AN27D: Minimizing Strain Gauge Pressure Sensor Errors Technical Background Information May 18, 2016 Pressure
27 AN27: Strain Gauge Pressure Sensor Error Sources - older instruments with Paine pressure sensors Technical Background Information February 13, 2010 Pressure
22 AN22: Pump Speed Adjustment Instructions Instrument Configuration and Use March 13, 1991 Pump
21 AN21: Instructions for Use of Nickel-Cadmium Battery Packs Instrument Configuration and Use February 13, 2010 CTD
20 AN20: Re-calibration of Paroscientific Digiquartz Pressure Sensors Calibration June 13, 1989 Pressure
19 AN19: SBE 27 or 30 Oxygen Reduction Potential ORP Sensor Calibration February 13, 2010 ORP
18-3 AN18-3: SBE 18 pH Sensor Hookup Instructions Instrument Configuration and Use July 12, 2001 pH
18-2 AN18-2: SBE 18, 22, 27, and 30 pH Sensor Storage, Maintenance, and Calibration Calibration June 13, 2016 pH
18-1 AN18-1: SBE 18, 27, and 30, & AMT pH Sensor Calibration (PHFIT Version 2.1) Calibration September 18, 2014 pH
17 AN17: Instructions for Use of the SBE 14 Remote Depth Readout Instrument Configuration and Use October 1, 2012 N/A
16 AN16: Entering Calibration Coefficients for D&A Instruments (Campbell Scientific) OBS-3 Optical Backscatter Sensor Calibration September 18, 2014 Optics
15 AN15: TC Duct Assembly & Plumbing Installation Instrument Configuration and Use October 12, 2012 CTD
14 AN14: 1978 Practical Salinity Scale Technical Background Information January 12, 1989 CTD
12-1 AN12-1: Pressure Port Oil Refill Procedure and Nylon Capillary Fitting Replacement Care of Instrument / Maintenance September 12, 2008 Pressure
11S AN11S: Using Biospherical Surface PAR Light Sensor with SBE 11plus Deck Unit Instrument Configuration and Use July 26, 2017 Optics
11QSP-PD AN11QSP-PD: Calculating Calibration Coefficients for Biospherical PAR Sensor without Built-In Log Amplifier Calibration July 26, 2017 Optics
11QSP-L AN11QSP-L: Calculating Calibration Coefficients for Biospherical PAR Sensor with Built-In Log Amplifier Calibration July 26, 2017 Optics
11LICOR AN11Licor: Calculating Calibration Coefficients for Licor Underwater Type SA PAR Light Sensor without Built-In Log Amplifier Calibration July 26, 2017 Optics
11General AN11General: PAR Light Sensors Calibration July 26, 2017 Optics
11Chelsea AN11Chelsea: Calculating Calibration Coefficients for Chelsea PAR Light Sensor with Built-In Log Amplifier Calibration July 26, 2017 Optics
10 AN10: Compressibility Compensation of Sea-Bird Conductivity Sensors Technical Background Information May 7, 2013 Conductivity
09 AN09: Calculating Calibration Coefficients for Sea Tech Fluorometer & WET Labs Flash Lamp Fluorometer (FLF) Calibration September 1, 2008 Optics
08 AN08: Sea-Bird Universal Opto-isolated Junction Box Instrument Configuration and Use March 7, 2008 N/A
07 AN07: Calculating Calibration Coefficients for Sea Tech and Chelsea (Alphatracka) Transmissometers Calibration May 7, 2011 Optics
06 AN06: Determination of Sound Velocity from CTD Data Technical Background Information February 2, 2010 CTD
02D AN02D: Instructions for Care and Cleaning of Conductivity Cells Care of Instrument / Maintenance June 13, 2016 Conductivity