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Automated Underway Oceanic and Atmospheric Measurements from Ships

Shawn R. Smith(1), Mark A. Bourassa(1), E. Frank Bradley(2), Catherine Cosca(3), Christopher W. Fairall(4), Gustavo J. Goni(5), John T. Gunn(6), Maria Hood(7), Darren L. Jackson(8), Elizabeth C. Kent(9), Gary Lagerloef(6), Philip McGillivary(10), Loic Petit de la Villeon(11), Rachel T. Pinker(12), Eric Schulz(13), Janet Sprintall(14), Detlef Stammer(15), Alain Weill(16), Gary A. Wick(17), Margaret J. Yelland(9)

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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.

1Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies - Florida State University , 236 R. M. Johnson Bldg. 32306-2840 Tallahassee USA
2CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Land and Water, PO Box 1666, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
3NOAA/PMEL (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Pacific Marine Environment Laboratory), 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115, USA
4NOAA/ESRL/PSD (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/ Earth System Research Laboratory/ Physical Science Division), R/PSD3, 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305-3328, USA
5USDC/NOAA/AOML/PHOD (University of California, San Diego/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory/Physical Oceanography Division), 4301 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149, USA
6Earth and Space Research, 2101 Fourth Ave., Suite 1310, Seattle, WA, 98121, USA
7Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), 1 rue Miollis, 75732 Paris Cedex 15, France
8Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, NOAA/ESRL/PSD (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/ Earth System Research Lab/ Physical Science Division), 325 Broadway, R/PSD2, Boulder CO 80305, USA
9National Oceanography Centre, Waterfront Campus, European Way, Southampton SO14 3ZH, United Kingdom
10United States Coast Guard, PO Box 5082, Alameda, CA, 94501-8582, USA
11IFREMER (French Institute for Exploitation of the Sea/Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer), BP 70, 29280 Plouzané, France
12Department of Atmospheric and Ocean Science, Space Sciences Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 20742, USA
13Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research, Bureau of Meteorology, GPO Box 1289, Melbourne, Vic 3001 Australia
14Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 9500 Gilman Drive, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 92093-0230, USA
15University of Hamburg, Institut für Meereskunde, Bundesstr. 53, 20146 Hamburg, GERMANY
16LATMOS (Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales), 10-12 Avenue de l'Europe, 78140 Vélizy, France
17NOAA/ESRL/PSD (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/ Earth System Research Lab/ Physical Science Division), R/PSD2 , 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to E-mail: smith@coaps.fsu.edu

This paper shall be cited as:

Smith, S. & Co-Authors (2010). "Automated Underway Oceanic and Atmospheric Measurements from Ships" 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.82

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