Global Scale Nodes : Image

Schematic of a global site.

The planned Global Scale Nodes will provide comprehensive surface-to-seafloor observing capability. Paired surface and subsurface moorings will provide the capacity to resolve surface forcing, and water column, benthic, and seafloor processes in time and in the vertical. Flanking moorings and gliders will collect data on the site’s mesoscale context, including spatial gradients and advective influences. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)