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Buoyancy engine overview (left) with piston retracted and extended (right).

Buoyancy engine overview (left) with piston retracted and extended (right).

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The rapid warming of our planet has resulted in accelerated melting of ice in polar regions. Currently we have limited knowledge on how, where and when the surface meltwater layer is mixed with the underlying ocean due to lack of observations in these remote areas. We present a lightweight (17 kg) and low-cost (6000€) instrument for autonomous prof...

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... buoyancy engine itself consists of 40 different elements (excluding fasteners etc.) of which 19 are custom machined parts. The construction and the main components are shown in Fig. ...
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... engine is a separate element that is mounted to the bottom which is bolted to the main hull. The final piston design shown in Fig. 2 is able to displace a volume of V control ¼ 700cm 3 of water. The volume of the float is V float ¼ ...