Turo Technology is a privately held company based in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Turo has been operating since 1991, providing specialised oceanographic and water quality instrumentation.
Today Turo focuses on its XBT recorder systems and processing software.
Software Development Kit
Turo Quoll XBT-sv Recorder
Easy to use and incorporating the familiar quality control using a global climatology database and behaviour models to flag possible anomolies - and more:
Calculated Sound Speed
>> Climatology Assisted Calculated Sound Speed
>> Conventional sound speed calculation
Calculating sound speed from XBT temperatures is a standard procedure. This typically involves setting a particular fixed value of salinity to be used in the calculations, usually 35 psu. This assumes salinity deviation will not lead to unacceptable sound speed errors.
Turo XBT software uses advanced algorithms to extract a salinity profile from the climatology database - a salinity profile for the given latitude and longitude and for the given seasonal time of year. This salinity profile is then used with the XBT temperature profile to derive a sound speed profile.
Operator selectable options enable either climatology assisted or standard fixed value calculations.
The following clearly illustrates the potential improvements. In this example at 200 metres depth the standard method is improved upon by >1 m/sec and possible distortion is improved over the whole profile.
Turo Quoll XBT Recorder
The Quoll XBT has all the familiar features found in the Devil XBT - easy to use and incorporating the familiar quality control using a global climatology database and behaviour models to flag possible anomolies - and more.
Quoll XBT Recorder on French Antarctic resupply ship L'Astrolabe
Tasmanian native marsupial