Articles | Volume 6, issue 1
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 6, 209–215, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-6-209-2017
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 6, 209–215, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-6-209-2017

Research article 16 May 2017

Research article | 16 May 2017

Method for processing XCP data with improved accuracy

Xinyue Zhang et al.

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In this study, we propose a more accurate method for calculating the current velocity from the nanovolt-scale current-induced electric field as measured using an expendable current profiler (XCP). In order to confirm the accuracy of the proposed data processing method, a sea test was performed, wherein ocean current/electric field data were collected from the sea surface to a depth of 1000  m using an XCP.