THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
GLOBAL CLIMATE OBSERVING SYSTEM
ESSENTIAL CLIMATE VARIABLE - Tracers
DomainOceanicDescriptionOcean tracers are essential for identifying anthropogenic carbon uptake, storage, and transport in the ocean, as well as for understanding multi-year ocean ventilation, long-term mixing and ocean circulation and thereby for providing essential validation information for climate-change models. The repeat network of tracer observations allow for quantification of temporal variability of transport and ventilation. [GCOS-195 5.4.8]
Sub-domainSub-surface
Full NameTracers
Satellite Signficant ContributionNo
GCOS ActionsNo GCOS-138 actions defined.
GCOS ProductsNo GCOS-154 products defined.
CEOS ResponseN/A
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