In situ

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Definition of In situ:
In it's original place. From the Latin word situs meaning place. In oceanography this term is mostly used with instruments that measure properties directly in the sea: In situ measurement, in situ sensor, in situ instrument. The term is also used to describe the temperature that a water volume has at the depth it is located: In situ temperature.
This is the common definition for In situ, other definitions can be discussed in the article

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The main authors of this article are Schroeder, Friedhelm and Prien, Ralf
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