A review of global ocean temperature observations: Implications for ocean heat content estimates and climate change

  title={A review of global ocean temperature observations: Implications for ocean heat content estimates and climate change},
  author={John P. Abraham and Molly O'Neill Baringer and Nathaniel L. Bindoff and Tim Boyer and Lijing Cheng and John Alexander Church and John M. Conroy and Catia M. Domingues and John T. Fasullo and John Gilson and Gustavo Go{\~n}i and Simon Good and John M. Gorman and Victor V. Gouretski and Masao Ishii and G. C. Johnson and Shoichi Kizu and John M. Lyman and Alison M. Macdonald and Wally J. Minkowycz and Sarah E. Moffitt and Matthew D. Palmer and Alberto R. Piola and F. Reseghetti and Karina von Schuckmann and Kevin E. Trenberth and Isabella Velicogna and Josh K. Willis},
  journal={Reviews of Geophysics},
  pages={450 - 483}
The evolution of ocean temperature measurement systems is presented with a focus on the development and accuracy of two critical devices in use today (expendable bathythermographs and conductivity‐temperature‐depth instruments used on Argo floats). A detailed discussion of the accuracy of these devices and a projection of the future of ocean temperature measurements are provided. The accuracy of ocean temperature measurements is discussed in detail in the context of ocean heat content, Earth's… 

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