Global temperature and salinity profile programme (GTSPP)- Data user's manual, first edition
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The Global Temperature and Salinity Profile Programme (GTSPP) is a joint Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and World Meteorological Organization (WMO) programme to develop and maintain a global ocean Temperature-Salinity resource with data that are both up-to-date and of the highest quality. The four primary objectives of GTSPP are: a) Provide a timely and complete data and information base of ocean temperature and salinity profile data, b) Implement data flow monitoring system for improving the capture and timeliness of real-time and delayed-mode data, c) Improve and implement agreed and uniform quality control and duplicates management systems, and d) Facilitate the development and provision of a wide variety of useful data analyses, data and information products, and data sets. The international oceanographic community‟s interest in creating a timely global ocean temperature and salinity dataset of known quality in support of the World Climate Research Program.....