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Implementing a Southern ocean observing system

Citation

Schofield, O and Meredith, M and Newman, L and Sparrow, M and Urban, E, Implementing a Southern ocean observing system, Eos, 93, (26) pp. 241-243. ISSN 0096-3941 (2012) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: doi:10.1029/2012EO260002

Abstract

The Southern Ocean is fundamental to the operation of the Earth system. It is the central connection among the major ocean basins and between the upper and lower layers of the global ocean circulation. It influences global climate and planetary-scale biogeochemical cycles, because the Southern Ocean accounts for half of the annual ocean uptake of anthropogenic carbon from the atmosphere.

Item Details

Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Physical Oceanography
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water
Objective Field:Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Marine Environments
Author:Newman, L (Dr Louise Newman)
ID Code:85087
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2013-06-13
Last Modified:2013-06-13
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