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Ocean Networks Branch of
Coupled Model Project of NMC (CMP)
The internal linkages between CMP, ONB and AOML inherent in the
UOTC are described in the introduction. External linkages are also important, as a
large national and international community is involved in the
collection, dissemination, and use of UOT data. In particular, ONB
personnel interact with the TWXXPPC. The TWXXPPC recommends XBT
requirements for the global ocean and ONB provides a significant
contribution to the TOGA XBT pool. ONB personnel have worked closely
with the IOC Task Team on Quality Control of Automated Systems to
address such issues as XBT fall rate and automated shipboard XBT
quality control. Similarly, AOML personnel are members of the ad hoc
group that coordinates the activities of the quality centers and
interacts with GTSPP.
PMEL - TOGA - TAO Project
Both WOCE and TOGA have a requirement for
specifying the future observing systems that are to be components of
GOOS. AOML and ONB have been involved in the evolution of NOAA\'s
contributions to GOOS. This involvement will continue and
the UOTC is now a NOAA contribution to GOOS.
World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE)
WOCE and ACCP are proposing a combined
program in the North
Atlantic during the 1996-1997 timeframe. UOT data are a critical
component of this experiment. A preliminary draft plan calls for XBT,
PALACE and moorings to be used to collect these data. Close
coordination between the UOTC and planners of this experiment should
result in improvements in the UOT coverage in this basin and provide
the basis for longer term monitoring under GOOS.