Argo Design from Original to Global Argo TC. AST#14 March 2013. Wellington. Original design: ~3000. Can be improved in some coastal areas (comparison grid/bathymetry was strict). Some discontinuities to be smooth (“circulation”). Potential enhancement following ASW4 inputs.
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ArgoDesignfrom Original to GlobalArgo TC
March 2013. Wellington
Original design: ~3000
Can be improved in some coastal areas (comparison grid/bathymetry was strict). Some discontinuities to be smooth (“circulation”)
Potentialenhancementfollowing ASW4 inputs
Original (Argo x 1)Marginal Seas (x2)
WBC (x 2.25)
Equatorial Pac. (x1.5)
High Latitudes (x1)
(Argo x 1) North ?
(Argo x 1 ) South ?
WBC and Equatorial regions
Summary of requirements
Conclusion: Global Argo = N floats