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Temporal variability of the South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation between 20°S and 35°S

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

The Meridional Overturning Circulation plays a critical role in global and regional heat and freshwater budgets by carrying water properties northward and southward within individual ocean basins. This COD-supported research, published in Geophysical Research Letters, examines altimetry-derived synthetic temperature and salinity profiles between 20°S and 34.5°S  to estimate the Meridional Overturning Circulation and meridional heat transport.

The impact of historical biases on the XBT-derived meridional overturning circulation estimates at 34°S

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

CPO’s Climate Observation Division supported a paper published in Geophysical Research Letters. The goal of this manuscript--”The impact of historical biases on the XBT-derived meridional overturning circulation estimates at 34°S”--is assess how the historical expendable bathythermograph measurement errors may affect the meridional mass and heat transport across one key ocean section in the South Atlantic Ocean.

XBT Science: assessment of instrumental biases and errors

Monday, November 30, 2015

A new study funded by CPO’s Climate Observation Division was recently published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. The study by Cheng et al.examines in-depth studies and offers recommendations for correcting biases in expendable bathythermograph (XBT) data.

Early Dynamics of Deep Blue XBT Probes

Thursday, November 19, 2015

A new study funded by CPO’s Climate Observations Division was recently published in the Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology. The paper, "Early Dynamics of Deep Blue XBT Probes," focuses on the use of  expendable bathythermographs (XBTs)to monitor global ocean heat content, variability of ocean currents, and meridional heat transports.

Monitoring the Global Ocean through Ocean Climate Indicators

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

NOAA’s Climate Monitoring program competitively selected two new three-year projects totaling $855,734 in grants to produce observation-based global and (preferably) regional indices that facilitate monitoring the status, trends, extremes, and variability of ocean physical properties for the benefit of research, predictions, and decision makers. The two new projects join 13 multi-year projects totaling $2.2 million, that were funded last year in the same competition.

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    David M Legler, Division Chief
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    Monica Morales – Riverside Technology, Inc., Program Support

    Claudia PerezRiverside Technology, Inc., Program Support

    Ocean Observing Program

    Steve PiotrowiczProgram Manager, Argo

    Emily Smith--Program Manager, Tide Gauges and Univ. of Hawaii Sea Level Center, Adopt a Drifter Coordinator


    James ToddProgram Manager, OceanSITES, Moorings

    Kathy TedescoProgram Manager, Ocean Carbon Observations

    Sidney ThurstonInternational Development

    LCDR Megan Raymond Operations Manager

    Monitoring Program

    Jennifer Saleem Arrigo – Program Manager

    Arctic Research Program

    Jeremy MathisDirector

    Sandy StarkweatherProgram Manager

    Monique Baskin--Knauss Fellow


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