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Table 1 Inventory of Deep NINJA floats used in this study including information on the deployment and total number of observed profiles

From: Deep-float salinity data synthesis for deep ocean state estimation: method and impact

Serial no. Date of deployment Date of the last observation Area of deployment Position of deployment No. of profiles
1 2012/8/29 2012/8/30 Subarctic, North Pacific 40° 40.00′ N, 114° 46.18′ E 1
2 2012/8/29 2012/8/29 Subarctic, North Pacific 40° 40.00′ N, 114° 46.18′ E 16
3 2012/12/19 2013/5/31 Off the Adélie Coast, Antarctica 60° 00.62′ S, 139° 56.12′E 9
4 2012/12/5 2012/12/5 South of NZ, Southern Ocean 56° 59.87′ S, 173° 59.42′ E 25
5 2012/12/17 2013/7/14 Off the Adélie Coast, Antarctica 62° 00.38′ S, 137° 00.42′ E 10
6 2012/12/16 2014/8/22 Off the Adélie Coast, Antarctica 62°45.73′ S, 143° 36.05′ E 23
7 2013/7/17 2013/7/17 Subtropical, North Pacific 30° 03.91′ N, 144° 58.09′ E 33
8 2014/3/6 2014/3/27 Off the Adélie Coast, Antarctica 63° 40.55′ S, 148° 35.65′ E 3
9 2014/3/7 2014/3/7 Off the Adélie Coast, Antarctica 59° 14.34′ S, 150° 08.85′ E 23
11 2014/1/19 2014/1/19 Off the Budd Coast, Antarctica 60° 03.50′ S, 109° 53.32′ E 10
12 2014/1/22 2014/1/22 Off the Budd Coast, Antarctica 62° 00.42′ S, 110° 00.19′ E 5
13 2014/1/27 2014/1/27 Off the Budd Coast, Antarctica 64° 15.90′ S, 107° 42.00′ E 24
14 2014/1/24 2014/1/24 Off the Budd Coast, Antarctica 64° 05.36′ S, 109° 51.01′ E 40
15 2014/12/6 2014/12/6 Off the Budd Coast, Antarctica 59° 59.96′ S, 109° 51.92′ E 43
16 2016/1/31 2016/1/31 Western Indian Ocean 29° 59.98′ S, 52° 32.01′ E 18
17 2016/2/2 2016/2/2 Western Indian Ocean 40° 41.49′ S, 45° 54.43′ E 20
18 2016/3/2 2016/3/2 Subtropical, North Pacific 29° 56.31′ N, 147° 27.26′ E 12