Quarterly Reports

As of 2005, AOML contributes to the OCO's Annual Report on the State of the Ocean, through its Quarterly Reports on certain key ocean state variables:

Global Heat Storage

Global Heat Storage: Amount of heat stored in the upper ocean. This is estimated using data from several sources: Argo profiling floats; Volunteer Observing Ship expendable bathythermograph (XBT) lines; and satellite altimetry.

Global Surface Currents

Global Surface Currents: In situ data coverage, sufficiency and error estimates using 15 meter drogued drifting buoys and moored current meters.

Atlantic Meridional Heat Transport

Atlantic Meridional Heat Transport: Ocean heat transport by ocean currents, estimated using data from expendable bathythermograph (XBT) lines.