16 May 2011 Developing technologies for regional ocean observing systems
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The Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System Regional Association (GCOOS-RA) takes a continuing and proactive role in in-situ monitoring and characterization of the marine environment. In many ways the Gulf is the ideal integrated ocean observing environment, its complex and extreme meteorological and oceanic conditions make it an ideal test bed for characterization of such technologies. This paper identifies some of the more useful techniques that have been adopted in understanding the Gulf. We also identify approaches, as yet untried, that could provide vital data for operational support and the provision of data for initialization, assimilation, and verification of ocean forecast models.
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Jan R. van Smirren, Jan R. van Smirren, Robert I. Smith, Robert I. Smith, Xiaorui Guan, Xiaorui Guan, } "Developing technologies for regional ocean observing systems", Proc. SPIE 8029, Sensing Technologies for Global Health, Military Medicine, Disaster Response, and Environmental Monitoring; and Biometric Technology for Human Identification VIII, 80291A (16 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.884234; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.884234

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