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IAPSO: tales from the ocean frontier

Smythe-Wright, Denise; Gould, W. John; McDougall, Trevor J.; Sparnocchia, Stefania; Woodworth, Philip L.. 2019 IAPSO: tales from the ocean frontier. History of Geo- and Space Sciences, 10 (1). 137-150. https://doi.org/10.5194/hgss-10-137-2019

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Abstract/Summary

Our 21st century perspective on the oceans is due to the realization that knowledge of them and specifically their role in earth's climate are central to determining the future health of our planet. This present knowledge of the oceans builds on the farsighted work of people who, over the past century, worked to address seemingly intractable problems. The International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans (IAPSO) has, over that long time span, promoted and supported the international approach that is now commonplace and has championed the provision of cross-cutting activities, the value of which we now fully recognize. This paper describes the key events in IAPSO's history and the roles played by the scientists involved.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): https://doi.org/10.5194/hgss-10-137-2019
ISSN: 2190-5029
Date made live: 16 Apr 2019 08:42 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/522848

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