Adding Oxygen to Argo: Developing a Global In Situ Observatory for Ocean Deoxygenation and Biogeochemistry

Nicolas Gruber, Nicolas Gruber, Nicolas Gruber, Nicolas Gruber, Nicolas Gruber, Nicolas Gruber, Nicolas Gruber, Nicolas Gruber, Nicolas Gruber, Nicolas Gruber
2010 Proceedings of OceanObs'09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society   unpublished
We propose to add dissolved oxygen sensors to the Argo (Global array of free-drifting profiling floats) float program in order to determine, on a global-scale, seasonal to decadal time-scale variations in dissolved oxygen concentrations throughout the upper ocean. Such observations are especially important to document the ocean's expected loss of oxygen as a result of ocean warming, but there are many other benefits including the opportunity to estimate net community and export production, the
more » ... rt production, the assessment of changes in low oxygen regions, and improved estimates of the oceanic uptake of anthropogenic C O2 .
doi:10.5270/oceanobs09.cwp.39 fatcat:gk27yf4lnrahzhj6azi6xkdppq