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Observing Systems in the Indian Ocean
Y. Masumoto(1), W. Yu(2), G. Meyers(3), N. D'Adamo(4), L. Beal(5), W. P. M. de Ruijter(6), M. Dyoulgerov(7), J. Hermes(8), T. Lee(9), J. R. E. Lutjeharms(10), J. P. McCreary Jr.(11), M. J. McPhaden(12), V. S. N. Murty(13), D. Obura(14), C. B. Pattiaratchi(15), M. Ravichandran(16), C. Reason(17), F. Syamsudin(18), G. Vecchi(19), J. Vialard(20), L. Yu(21)
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This paper reviews development of a basin-scale observing system and regional/coastal observing systems in the Indian Ocean, most of which are implemented by national or institutional projects/programs under international coordination by the Indian Ocean GOOS (Global Ocean Observing System) Regional Alliance and the CLIVAR (Climate Variability and Predictability)/GOOS Indian Ocean Panel. Scientific foci of the observing systems, major components, and societal applications are described, and selected scientific results obtained from the data are highlighted.
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Masumoto, Y. & Co-Authors (2010). "Observing Systems in the Indian Ocean" 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.60
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