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A Question-based Approach to the Implementation of Sustained, Systematic Observations for the Global Ocean and Climate, using Sea Level as an Example

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The fundamental importance of observations of the Earth is now being recognized by world leaders. Oceanographers have an opportunity, working with their colleagues in the Earth sciences, to implement a sustained, systematic ocean observing system in the context of an Earth observations framework. Using the need for an improved understanding of global sea-level rise as an example, a question-based approach is proposed for ordering and linking elements of the required observing system, as well as defining a schedule of actions needed for the implementation of each. The elements in this example include a combination of satellite altimeters, tide gauges, and profiling floats. Such an approach could provide a clear understanding of specific objectives and the observing system elements required for each, thereby providing a more compelling rationale for implementation that is easier to communicate to the public.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2003-09-01

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