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New floats probe the ocean at a depth of 4,000 meters

New floats probe the ocean at a depth of 4,000 meters

The Argo program constitutes a revolution in the history of ocean observation, essential for the study of climate change. It relies on an army of more than 4,000 profiling floats constantly floating in the ocean, measuring its temperature and salinity (and sometimes biogeochemical properties like oxygen, pH, or chlorophyll concentration). Capable of diving from the …

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More than 300,000 "smart" meters replaced in three years

More than 300,000 “smart” meters replaced in three years

If the old “roller” meters could last more than 25 years, the new so-called “smart” devices have a much shorter useful life. Hydro-Québec has had to replace more than 300,000 of them, many of which were faulty, in the last three years, he learned. The newspaper. This is an accelerated phenomenon. In 2018, the state …

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