Proceedings of the third International workshop on advances in the use of historical marine climate data
Marine surface observations—which represent a vital component of the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS)—are key to understanding global climate, including its variability on time scales ranging from sub-daily to weekly to centuries. Prior to 1970, ships were almost the only source of observations. In the modern era, sensors deployed on ships, moored and drifting buoys, aircraft, and Earth Observation (EO) satellites all provide surface measurements of many different variables. The Third International Workshop on Advances in the Use of Historical Marine Climate Data (MARCDAT-III) was hosted by the European Space Agency (ESA) in Frascati, Italy, from 2 to 6 May 2011, and brought together 52 members of the in situ and satellite communities to address the collection, collation, evaluation, distribution, and application of surface marine observations.
Collection(s) and Series: JCOMM Technical Report- No. 59
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