The Global Ocean Observing System for Climate Studies
G. Goni, R. Lumpkin, M. Baringer, S.L. Garzoli, S. Dong, D. Enfield, G. Halliwell, E. Johns, C. Meinen, R. Molinari, R. Perez, C. Schmid, C. Thacker and C. Wang
NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, 4301 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149; 305-361-4339, E-mail: Gustavo.Goni@noaa.gov
NOAA maintains a Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), a component of the global climate observing system, consisting of moored and drifting instruments and sensor-bearing vessels. Components of the GOOS include the Ship of Opportunity Program, Argo profiling floats, the Global Drifter Program, the Tropical Moored Array programs, Expendable Bathythermograph transects, the Western Boundary Time Series program, the Meridional Overturning Circulation and Heat-flux Array, and the Climate Variability and Predictability Repeat Hydrography and CO2 inventory program. The components of the GOOS are summarized in this poster.