Parameter: conductivity_millisiemens

Id
PD2934
Display Name
Seawater Conductivity Measurement
Standard Name
sea_water_electrical_conductivity
Unit
mS cm-1
Fill Value
-9999999
Precision
Parameter Function
Data Product Identifier
Data Product Type
Data Level
Parameter Function Map
Description

Seawater conductivity refers to the ability of seawater to conduct electricity. The presence of ions in the seawater, such as salt, increases the electrical conducting ability of seawater. As such, conductivity can be used as a proxy for determining the quantity of salt in a sample of seawater. This is the unprocessed data in mS cm-1 that are output directly from the sensor which are then converted to salinity in S m-1.

Parameter Type
quantity
Value Encoding
float32