Preparing to deploy an Argo float from a research vessel
The Argo cycle: helping understand climate change through ocean forecasting system's like Australia's BLUElink (www.bom.gov.au/bluelink/)
A University of Washington Argo profiler ready for deployment by Australian scientists aboard Aurora Australis in East Antarctica Photo: Guy Williams, Antarctic Climate and Ecosystem Cooperative Research centre.
Argo distribution map
December 11, 2007 With rising concerns over climate change and its regional impacts, understanding (and eventually predicting) changes in both the atmosphere and ocean are needed to guide international actions, to optimize governments’ policies and to shape industrial strategies. Argo is a program that brings together more than 25 countries and thousands of floating sensors to provide key data from the ocean and assist in achieving these goals.
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