Real-time data plots: Wave Glider Sparky

The Wave Glider Sparky is an autonomous surface vehicle. This vehicle was added to MBARI’s fleet in 2016. Sensors are mounted both in the vehicle hull and on the submerged glider, and measure ocean properties over time and space, including water temperature, salinity, and dissolved oxygen. A meteorological sensor package provides measurements of wind speed and direction, air temperature, and air pressure.

The data collected from this vehicle and from research ships and moorings near Monterey Bay are analyzed by oceanographers and marine scientists to study processes such as coastal upwelling, ocean acidification, hypoxia, and climate variability and change.

The data shown here are preliminary and have not been quality-controlled. MBARI provides data “as is”, with no warranty, express or implied, of the quality or consistency. Data are provided without support and without obligation on the part of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute to assist in its use, correction, modification, or enhancement.