Instrument: Expendable Bathythermograph - aircraft

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An aXBT is an Expendable Bathythermograph (XBT) designed to be launched from an aircraft (often a P3 type aircraft) as opposed to a ship. The aXBT collects data in a similar fashion to an XBT, and once the probe hit the sea surface, it free falls through the water column.