Global Experiment "Argo" in 10-15 years will allow meteorologists to study the world's oceans as well as the atmosphere, the head of the Russian Hydrometeorological Center Roman Vilfand.
The system of "Argo" is a network of three thousand robotic probes launched into the water of the oceans. Probes periodically sink to the desired depth and float, then transmitting the collected data on salinity and water temperature on the passed way satellites. The main network was launched in 2007.
"As a result of this experiment, I think that in 15 years, maybe 10 … we know about the ocean as much about the atmosphere. Still ocean for us was terra incognita, or rather, aqua incognita" — said Vilfand at a news conference at RIA Novosti on Friday.
According to him, the system will help scientists to gather information on such important parameters of the ocean environment, as water temperature, salinity, current speed and direction.