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Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System Observation methods and technology review


Allen, S, Australia's Integrated Marine Observing System Observation methods and technology review, Oceans. Conference Record, 19-22 September 2011, Waikoloa, Hawaii, pp. 1-3. ISSN 0197-7385 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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The Australian Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) as a series of inter-connected and inter-related marine observing infrastructure is designed to deliver data to address five key areas considered important by the Australian marine research community: 1) Multi-decadal ocean change 2) Climate variability and weather extremes 3) Major boundary currents and inter-basin flows 4) Continental shelf processes 5) Ecosystem Responses Gaps in available observational technologies prevent the "perfect" observation of any of the above phenomena, balancing the acceptable loss of observational fidelity with the dollar cost of observing requires knowledge or at least good estimates of the physical system. New sensor technologies and platforms allow us to revisit our observing strategies, and numerical methods based on model analysis allow new insights into the representativeness of our observations as part of an observing network.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:marine observing systems
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental biotechnology
Research Field:Environmental marine biotechnology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Allen, S (Mr Simon Allen)
ID Code:117068
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Integrated Marine Observing System
Deposited On:2017-05-30
Last Modified:2017-06-21

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