Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 21 Issue 01

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Volume 21, No. 1
Pages 82 - 85

What's Next for Salinity?

The CLIVAR Salinity Working Group
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CLIVAR (Climate Variability and Pre-dictability) is an international research effort focusing on the variability and predictability of the slowly varying components of the climate system. As part of the US contribution to CLIVAR, a “Salinity Working Group” was formed and charged with:

  1. describing the role of ocean salinity in the global water cycle, global ocean circulation, and climate variability
  2. identifying the requirements and challenges for analyzing, observing, and monitoring salinity, as well as simulating processes critical for determining the ocean's role in the transport and storage of salinity
  3. providing guidance to the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (and the international community) on observational and scientific activities that should be considered in advance of, and during, the Aquarius mission to improve measurement, analysis, and use of salinity information for the above purposes

The CLIVAR Salinity Working Group. 2008. What’s next for salinity?Oceanography 21(1):82–85, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2008.69.