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Global perspectives on observing ocean boundary current systems


Todd, RE and Chavez, FP and Clayton, S and Cravatte, S and Goes, M and Graco, M and Lin, X and Sprintall, J and Zilberman, NV and Archer, M and Aristegui, J and Balmaseda, M and Bane, JM and Baringer, MO and Barth, JA and Beal, LM and Brandt, P and Calil, PHR and Campos, E and Centurioni, LR and Chidichimo, MP and Cirano, M and Cronin, MF and Curchister, EN and Davis, RE and Dengler, M and deYoung, B and Dong, S and Escribano, R and Fassbender, AJ and Fawcett, SE and Feng, M and Goni, GJ and Gray, AR and Gutierrez, D and Hebert, D and Hummels, R and Ito, S and Krug, M and Lacan, F and Laurindo, L and Lazar, A and Lee, CM and Lengaigne, M and Levine, NM and Middleton, J and Montes, I and Muglia, M and Nagai, T and Palevsky, HI and Palter, JB and Phillips, HE and Piola, A and Plueddemann, AJ and Qiu, B and Rodrigues, RR and Roughan, M and Rudnick, DL and Rykaczewski, RR and Saraceno, M and Seim, H and Sen Gupta, A and Shannon, L and Sloyan, BM and Sutton, AJ and Thompson, L and van der Plas, AK and Volkov, D and Wilkin, J and Zhang, D and Zhang, L, Global perspectives on observing ocean boundary current systems, Frontiers in Marine Science, 6 Article 423. ISSN 2296-7745 (2019) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2019 Todd, Chavez, Clayton, Cravatte, Goes, Graco, Lin, Sprintall, Zilberman, Archer, Arístegui, Balmaseda, Bane, Baringer, Barth, Beal, randt, Calil, Campos, Centurioni, Chidichimo, Cirano, Cronin, Curchitser, Davis, Dengler, deYoung, Dong, Escribano, Fassbender, Fawcett, Feng, Goni, Gray, Gutiérrez, Hebert, Hummels, Ito, Krug, Lacan, Laurindo, Lazar, Lee, Lengaigne, Levine, Middleton, Montes, Muglia, Nagai, Palevsky, Palter, Phillips, Piola, Plueddemann, Qiu, Rodrigues, Roughan, Rudnick, Rykaczewski, Saraceno, Seim, Sen Gupta, Shannon, Sloyan, Sutton, Thompson, van der Plas, Volkov, Wilkin, Zhang and Zhang. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

DOI: doi:10.3389/fmars.2019.00423


Ocean boundary current systems are key components of the climate system, are home to highly productive ecosystems, and have numerous societal impacts. Establishment of a global network of boundary current observing systems is a critical part of ongoing development of the Global Ocean Observing System. The characteristics of boundary current systems are reviewed, focusing on scientific and societal motivations for sustained observing. Techniques currently used to observe boundary current systems are reviewed, followed by a census of the current state of boundary current observing systems globally. The next steps in the development of boundary current observing systems are considered, leading to several specific recommendations.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:ocean circulation, boundary currents, observations, western boundary current systems, eastern boundary current systems, ocean observing systems, time series, autonomous underwater gliders, drifters, remote sensing, moorings
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Physical oceanography
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Understanding climate change
Objective Field:Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
UTAS Author:Phillips, HE (Associate Professor Helen Phillips)
ID Code:134367
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:28
Deposited By:Oceans and Cryosphere
Deposited On:2019-08-09
Last Modified:2020-07-17
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