Wednesday, 2 April 2014

59.9 Degrees South

An Argo is a floating monitor that records the world’s ocean. They are dropped off the side of the research boats. They can be put in the ocean by a huge container ships or by small research vessels. Argos drift around collecting information.

The Argo have a cycle. One It descends, then it parks it self at 1000 metres. It drifts for 9 days, descends to 2000 metres. Ascends to the surface collecting data, at the surface sending data to the satellite and the satellite sends data to receiving station and database.

Height: 1.2metres
Weight: 40 Kilograms
Cost: $19,000
Made in: the United States, France and Germany.
Life span: Up to 5 years.
Image off Google images.

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