I’ve been tinkering around with Seaglider data that was collected off of the Oregon coast from September – November 2008. SG130 is equipped with a WET Labs ECO-Puck, which provides us with estimates of Chlorophyll-a concentration (biomass proxy), colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM) fluorescence, and the particulate backscattering coefficient at 660 nm (proxy for particle load, particulate carbon, etc.). The Seaglider also has an oxygen sensor, which will be of great value when seasonal coastal hypoxia sets in again.
At any rate, here is a preliminary plot of data collected along an east/west transect, at apprximately 43.7 N. A large plume of particles being advected off of the shelf is evident in the backscattering data (middle plot on right – ignore the bathymetry for now). More plots to come in the near future!