National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce


FY 2011

Observing systems in the Indian Ocean

Masumoto, Y., W. Yu, G. Meyers, N. D'Adamo, L. Beal, W.P.M. de Ruijter, M. Dyoulgerov, J. Hermes, T. Lee, J.R.E. Lutjeharms, J.P. McCreary, Jr., M.J. McPhaden, V.S.N. Murty, D. Obura, C.B. Pattiaratchi, M. Ravichandran, C. Reason, F. Syamsudin, G. Vecchi, J. Vialard, and L. Yu

doi: 10.5270/OceanObs09.cwp.60, In Proceedings of the "OceanObs'09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society" Conference (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21–25 September 2009, Hall, J., D.E. Harrison, and D. Stammer, Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306 (2010)

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 Regional Alliance and the CLIVAR/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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