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Automated Underway Oceanic and Atmospheric Measurements from Ships

Smith, S.R.; Bourassa, M.A.; Bradley, E.F.; Cosca, C.; Fairall, C.W.; Goni, G.J.; Gunn, J.T.; Hood, M.; Jackson, D.L.; Kent, E.C.; Lagerloef, G.; McGillivary, P.; Petit de la Villéon, L.; Pinker, R.T.; Schulz, E.; Sprintall, J.; Stammer, D.; Weill, A.; Wick, G.A.; Yelland, M.J.. 2010 Automated Underway Oceanic and Atmospheric Measurements from Ships. In: Hall, J.; Harrison, D.E.; Stammer, D., (eds.) Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society, Vol. 2. Noordwijk, The Netherlands, European Space Agency, 945-958. (ESA Special Publication, WPP-306).

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Abstract/Summary

Merchant, cruise, and research vessels make unique contributions to marine data collection using automated oceanic and atmospheric monitoring systems. The programs making these observations are reviewed along with the wide range of applications to atmospheric and oceanic research and operations. A vision for the next decade outlines where incremental improvements to instruments, platforms, and data stewardship can benefit the community. A series of recommendations are made to meet the challenges of future-ocean observing.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Additional Keywords: Marine Meteorology, in situ observations, ocean observing system, ships
Date made live: 16 Dec 2009 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/171648

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