neutrally buoyant float

neutrally buoyant float

[′nü·trə·lē ¦bȯi·ənt ′flōt]
(engineering)
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Almost immediately, using conventional hydrography and a novel neutrally buoyant float that John Swallow (UK Institute of Ocean Sciences) had recently invented, Val Worthington (WHOI) and Swallow discovered the "Deep Western Boundary Current" part of the scheme on the Continental Rise south of Cape Cod.
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