OceanScope: a Proposed Partnership between the Maritime Industries and the Ocean Observing Community to Monitor the Global Ocean Water Column. Report of SCOR/IAPSO Working Group 133.
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Rossby, H. Thomas
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The ocean plays an absolutely central role in the Earth’s climate and ecosystems. Despite its widely acknowledged importance, the interior of the ocean continues to be seriously under-sampled due to its global scale, the lack of resources commensurate to the task, and the technical challenges presented by the marine environment. While satellites routinely scan the state of the sea surface (when cloud cover permits), high resolution in situ data are essential to extend the scientific utility of present and planned satellite missions. For example, what is proposed herein will ideally complement planned high-resolution altimetry. While the global Argo and Ship-of-Opportunity (SOOP) programs provide broad coverage of the hydrographic state of the ocean, and the international global drifter program has yielded invaluable insight into surface currents, we are still severely handicapped with respect to measuring both the vertical struct.....
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CitationOrtner, P. and Rossby, H.T. (eds)  OceanScope: a Proposed Partnership between the Maritime Industries and the Ocean Observing Community to Monitor the Global Ocean Water Column. Report of SCOR/IAPSO Working Group 133. 86pp. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-189