Journal Highlights

Biogeochemical sensor performance in the SOCCOM profiling float array

Editor’s Highlight—

The present-day capability to remotely observe biogeochemical parameters over the water column is a critical issue. This paper describes the performances of a suite of sensors monitoring and observing the biogeochemistry of Southern Ocean, specifically gathering data on oxygen, nitrate, pH, POC and chlorophyll. The authors discuss methods for calibration and the quality control of data, present statistics on the performances of different sensors, and describe the availability and quality of data. This could be a milestone for future studies using BGC Argo and, more generally, for ocean sciences.