A Strategy for Long-Term Ocean Observations Worth D. Nowlin Jr. Texas ASM University, College Station, Texas 1. Introduction It seemed appropriate to submit this manuscript to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society for several reasons. One reason is the Bulletin's broad For many years I have participated in research ef- readership by ocean and atmospheric scientists and by forts of the Global Atmospheric Research Programme users of products based on sustained environmental and the World Climate Research Programme, and over observations. Another is the clear need for improved the last decade in the development of the Global Ocean communication and cooperation among the ocean and Observing System (GOOS) and the Global Climate atmospheric communities if we are to achieve com- Observing System (GCOS). Within the ocean science bined global observing systems (e.g., GCOS). community one observes many differences of opinion, and consequently of approach, as to how to implement and sustain long-term observations needed for research and for societal needs. 2 . Needs for long-term ocean Based on such observations, I have considered el- observations ements that may, in aggregate, constitute the basis of a strategy for implementing and sustaining ocean ob- There is now much documented evidence
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Apr 15, 1999
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