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On the future of Argo: A global, full-depth, multi-disciplinary array

2019-08-02 , Roemmich, Dean , Alford, Matthew H. , Claustre, Hervé , Johnson, Kenneth S. , King, Brian , Moum, James N. , Oke, Peter , Owens, W. Brechner , Pouliquen, Sylvie , Purkey, Sarah G. , Scanderbeg, Megan , Suga, Koushirou , Wijffels, Susan E. , Zilberman, Nathalie , Bakker, Dorothee , Baringer, Molly O. , Belbeoch, Mathieu , Bittig, Henry C. , Boss, Emmanuel S. , Calil, Paulo H. R. , Carse, Fiona , Carval, Thierry , Chai, Fei , Conchubhair, Diarmuid Ó. , d’Ortenzio, Fabrizio , Dall'Olmo, Giorgio , Desbruyeres, Damien , Fennel, Katja , Fer, Ilker , Ferrari, Raffaele , Forget, Gael , Freeland, Howard , Fujiki, Tetsuichi , Gehlen, Marion , Geenan, Blair , Hallberg, Robert , Hibiya, Toshiyuki , Hosoda, Shigeki , Jayne, Steven R. , Jochum, Markus , Johnson, Gregory C. , Kang, KiRyong , Kolodziejczyk, Nicolas , Körtzinger, Arne , Le Traon, Pierre-Yves , Lenn, Yueng-Djern , Maze, Guillaume , Mork, Kjell Arne , Morris, Tamaryn , Nagai, Takeyoshi , Nash, Jonathan D. , Naveira Garabato, Alberto C. , Olsen, Are , Pattabhi Rama Rao, Eluri , Prakash, Satya , Riser, Stephen C. , Schmechtig, Catherine , Schmid, Claudia , Shroyer, Emily L. , Sterl, Andreas , Sutton, Philip J. H. , Talley, Lynne D. , Tanhua, Toste , Thierry, Virginie , Thomalla, Sandy J. , Toole, John M. , Troisi, Ariel , Trull, Thomas W. , Turton, Jon , Velez-Belchi, Pedro , Walczowski, Waldemar , Wang, Haili , Wanninkhof, Rik , Waterhouse, Amy F. , Waterman, Stephanie N. , Watson, Andrew J. , Wilson, Cara , Wong, Annie P. S. , Xu, Jianping , Yasuda, Ichiro

The Argo Program has been implemented and sustained for almost two decades, as a global array of about 4000 profiling floats. Argo provides continuous observations of ocean temperature and salinity versus pressure, from the sea surface to 2000 dbar. The successful installation of the Argo array and its innovative data management system arose opportunistically from the combination of great scientific need and technological innovation. Through the data system, Argo provides fundamental physical observations with broad societally-valuable applications, built on the cost-efficient and robust technologies of autonomous profiling floats. Following recent advances in platform and sensor technologies, even greater opportunity exists now than 20 years ago to (i) improve Argo’s global coverage and value beyond the original design, (ii) extend Argo to span the full ocean depth, (iii) add biogeochemical sensors for improved understanding of oceanic cycles of carbon, nutrients, and ecosystems, and (iv) consider experimental sensors that might be included in the future, for example to document the spatial and temporal patterns of ocean mixing. For Core Argo and each of these enhancements, the past, present, and future progression along a path from experimental deployments to regional pilot arrays to global implementation is described. The objective is to create a fully global, top-to-bottom, dynamically complete, and multidisciplinary Argo Program that will integrate seamlessly with satellite and with other in situ elements of the Global Ocean Observing System (Legler et al., 2015). The integrated system will deliver operational reanalysis and forecasting capability, and assessment of the state and variability of the climate system with respect to physical, biogeochemical, and ecosystems parameters. It will enable basic research of unprecedented breadth and magnitude, and a wealth of ocean-education and outreach opportunities.

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Argo data 1999-2019: two million temperature-salinity profiles and subsurface velocity observations from a global array of profiling floats.

2020-09-15 , Wong, Annie P. S. , Wijffels, Susan E. , Riser, Stephen C. , Pouliquen, Sylvie , Hosoda, Shigeki , Roemmich, Dean , Gilson, John , Johnson, Gregory C. , Martini, Kim I. , Murphy, David J. , Scanderbeg, Megan , Udaya Bhaskar, T. V. S. , Buck, Justin J. H. , Merceur, Frederic , Carval, Thierry , Maze, Guillaume , Cabanes, Cécile , André, Xavier , Poffa, Noé , Yashayaev, Igor , Barker, Paul M. , Guinehut, Stéphanie , Belbeoch, Mathieu , Ignaszewski, Mark , Baringer, Molly O. , Schmid, Claudia , Lyman, John , McTaggart, Kristene E. , Purkey, Sarah G. , Zilberman, Nathalie , Alkire, Matthew , Swift, Dana , Owens, W. Brechner , Jayne, Steven R. , Hersh, Cora , Robbins, Pelle E. , West-Mack, Deb , Bahr, Frank B. , Yoshida, Sachiko , Sutton, Philip J. H. , Cancouët, Romain , Coatanoan, Christine , Dobbler, Delphine , Garcia Juan, Andrea , Gourrion, Jérôme , Kolodziejczyk, Nicolas , Bernard, Vincent , Bourlès, Bernard , Claustre, Hervé , d’Ortenzio, Fabrizio , Le Reste, Serge , Le Traon, Pierre-Yves , Rannou, Jean-Philippe , Saout-Grit, Carole , Speich, Sabrina , Thierry, Virginie , Verbrugge, Nathalie , Angel-Benavides, Ingrid M. , Klein, Birgit , Notarstefano, Giulio , Poulain, Pierre Marie , Vélez-Belchí, Pedro , Suga, Toshio , Ando, Kentaro , Iwasaska, Naoto , Kobayashi, Taiyo , Masuda, Shuhei , Oka, Eitarou , Sato, Kanako , Nakamura, Tomoaki , Sato, Katsunari , Takatsuki, Yasushi , Yoshida, Takashi , Cowley, Rebecca , Lovell, Jenny L. , Oke, Peter , van Wijk, Esmee , Carse, Fiona , Donnelly, Matthew , Gould, W. John , Gowers, Katie , King, Brian A. , Loch, Stephen G. , Mowat, Mary , Turton, Jon , Pattabhi Rama Rao, Eluri , Ravichandran, M. , Freeland, Howard , Gaboury, Isabelle , Gilbert, Denis , Greenan, Blair J. W. , Ouellet, Mathieu , Ross, Tetjana , Tran, Anh , Dong, Mingmei , Liu, Zenghong , Xu, Jianping , Kang, KiRyong , Jo, HyeongJun , Kim, Sung-Dae , Park, Hyuk-Min

In the past two decades, the Argo Program has collected, processed, and distributed over two million vertical profiles of temperature and salinity from the upper two kilometers of the global ocean. A similar number of subsurface velocity observations near 1,000 dbar have also been collected. This paper recounts the history of the global Argo Program, from its aspiration arising out of the World Ocean Circulation Experiment, to the development and implementation of its instrumentation and telecommunication systems, and the various technical problems encountered. We describe the Argo data system and its quality control procedures, and the gradual changes in the vertical resolution and spatial coverage of Argo data from 1999 to 2019. The accuracies of the float data have been assessed by comparison with high-quality shipboard measurements, and are concluded to be 0.002°C for temperature, 2.4 dbar for pressure, and 0.01 PSS-78 for salinity, after delayed-mode adjustments. Finally, the challenges faced by the vision of an expanding Argo Program beyond 2020 are discussed.

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The Argo Program : present and future

2017-06 , Jayne, Steven R. , Roemmich, Dean , Zilberman, Nathalie , Riser, Stephen C. , Johnson, Kenneth S. , Johnson, Gregory C. , Piotrowicz, Stephen R.

The Argo Program has revolutionized large-scale physical oceanography through its contributions to basic research, national and international climate assessment, education, and ocean state estimation and forecasting. This article discusses the present status of Argo and enhancements that are underway. Extensions of the array into seasonally ice-covered regions and marginal seas as well as increased numbers of floats along the equator and around western boundary current extensions have been proposed. In addition, conventional Argo floats, with their 2,000 m sampling limit, currently observe only the upper half of the open ocean volume. Recent advances in profiling float technology and in the accuracy and stability of float-mounted conductivity-temperature-depth sensors make it practical to obtain measurements to 6,000 m. The Deep Argo array will help observe and constrain the global budgets of heat content, freshwater, and steric sea level, as well as the full-depth ocean circulation. Finally, another extension to the Argo Program is the addition of a diverse set of chemical sensors to profiling floats in order to build a Biogeochemical-Argo array to understand the carbon cycle, the biological pump, and ocean acidification.