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The global ocean observing system users, benefits, and priorities

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Published by National Academy Press in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Marine meteorology -- Technique.,
  • Oceanography -- Technique.,
  • Global Ocean Observing System.

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Includes bibliographical references.

StatementCommittee on the Global Ocean Observing System, Ocean Studies Board, Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources, National Research Council.
ContributionsNational Research Council (U.S.). Committee to Review U.S. Planning for a Global Ocean Observing System.
LC ClassificationsQC994 .G56 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 82 p. :
Number of Pages82
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL755007M
ISBN 100309056950
LC Control Number97150382

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