The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) built a new oceanographic research vessel Keifu Maru in order to enhance the monitoring activities related to global environmental issues including climate change and global warming. Particular attention is focused on the role of the ocean in the climate change. The RIV Keifu Maru is specially equipped with the towed CTD system, which allows making measurements of upper ocean temperature and salinity underway, and the measuring system of carbon dioxide concentrations in the air and the sea surface water.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: September 1, 2001
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