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SonTek Argonaut MD Mooring Deployed

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The Argonaut MD (Mooring Deployment) acoustic doppler current meter is the instrument of choice in the oceanographic community.

Argonaut MD

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Argonaut MD

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Xylem Surface Water Catalogue 2014

Capable of measuring water motion at a "single point" almost anywhere in the oceans, this 3-D, vector-averaging current meter is small, light, and inexpensive. The MD’s high-sensitivity transducers improve performance in environments that have exceptionally low scattering conditions. The MD's simple, yet elegant design, and its capacity for long-term deployments provide you with accurate, dependable ocean current data.

 

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Argonaut MD

 

Standard Features
  • Optimized 45 degree slant, 120 degree orthogonal beam geometry for 3D current measurements with no directional bias
  • 1.5 MHz Acoustic frequency for optimal performance in low scattering environments
  • 600 m rated Delrin housing with 40 mm transducers
  • Reflected echo intensity output
  • RS-232 communication protocol
  • ViewArgonaut Windows software for real time data collection, data retrieval, diagnostics, and processing
  • Flexible sampling strategies for reduced duty cycle operation and extended deployments of over 1 year
  • Internal 128MB memory (stores over 3 million samples)
  • Temperature sensor mounted on exposed titanium pin for fast response
  • Compass/tilt sensor
  • Internal alkaline battery pack
Optional Features

 

  • Integrated external SeaBird CT sensor
  • Integrated internal inductive modem
  • Mounting clamps
  • Internal piezoresistive pressure sensor
  • In-line load cage
  • RS-422 communications protocol
The Argonaut-MD is designed
for autonomous deployment
and is most commonly
mounted as part of a
multiple-instrument mooring.

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