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IMOS ocean glider data now on the GTS

Temperature and salinity profiles from the IMOS ocean glider fleet are now being supplied to the Global Telecommunications System operated by the World Meteorological Organization

Ocean glider Credit: AIMS

How a glider moves through the water Credit: University of Washington

An ocean glider ready for deployment Credit: UWA

This is the latest set of IMOS data to be ingested by the GTS following similar profiles from Argo floats and Southern ocean seals and sea lions, and temperature profiles  and surface flux parameters from Ships of Opportunity. These data together make a contribution to reducing the uncertainty in ocean and atmospheric model forecasts for the Australian region and southern hemisphere.