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Successes and Challenges for the Modern Sea Surface Temperature Observing System
C. J. Donlon(1), K. S. Casey(2), C. Gentemann(3), P. LeBorgne(4), I.S. Robinson(5), R.W. Reynolds(6), C. Merchant(7), D. Llewellyn-Jones(8), P.J. Minnett(9), J.F. Piolle(10), P. Cornillon(11), N. Rayner(12), T. Brandon(13), J. Vazquez(14), E. Armstrong(14), H. Beggs(15), I. Barton(16), G. Wick(17), S. Castro(18), J. Hoeyer(19), D. May(20), O.A. Arino(21), D.J. Poulter(5), R. Evans(22), C.T. Mutlow(23), A.W. Bingham(14), A. Harris(24)
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Sea Surface Temperature (SST) at the ocean-atmosphere interface is a fundamental variable for understanding, monitoring and predicting fluxes of heat, momentum and gas at a variety of scales from local to global climate that determine complex interactions between atmosphere and ocean. This paper has been prepared for those implementing and working with the modern sea surface temperature (SST) observing system. The purpose of the paper is threefold: (1) to highlight key developments of the modern era SST observing system over the last 10 years (2) to discuss the principal challenges for the observing system in the next 10 years and (3) to propose an ideal plan for the global integrated high resolution SST observing system. Each recommendation is fully qualified in a full paper describing the Group for High Resolution SST (GHRSST) Development and Implementation Plan that can be found at https://www.ghrsst.org/files/download.php?m=documents&f=OO-ModernEraSST-v3.0.pdf.
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Donlon, C. & Co-Authors (2010). "Successes and Challenges for the Modern Sea Surface Temperature Observing System" in Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison, D.E. & Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306, doi:10.5270/OceanObs09.cwp.24
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