Instrument: Niskin bottle

Instrument Short Name: Niskin bottle
(http://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/L22/current/TOOL0412/)
Instrument Description:

A Niskin bottle (a next generation water sampler based on the Nansen bottle) is a cylindrical, non-metallic water collection device with stoppers at both ends. The bottles can be attached individually on a hydrowire or deployed in 12, 24 or 36 bottle Rosette systems mounted on a frame and combined with a CTD. Niskin bottles are used to collect discrete water samples for a range of measurements including pigments, nutrients, plankton, etc.

PI supplied instrument name: General Oceanics Niskin bottle
Dataset-specific description

Five liter size, deployed by hand line to collect seawater