The major objective of this proposal is to demonstrate to the physical oceanographic community that measurements of critical interest to understanding the global carbon cycle can be made without compromising the quality of the physical measurements or the ARGO mission requirements. Without the physical oceanographic community's consent and endorsement, there is little hope of obtaining biogeochemical measurements within the AGRO program.
We believe that the ARGO program, in which thousands of floats will be deployed in the world's oceans, provides a unique opportunity to improve our understanding of the global carbon, particularly at subsurface depths inaccessible to observations by satellite. This program is in partnership with Dr. Riser of the University of Washington and with Dr. Zaneveld and Casey Moore of WetLabs.
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