• A personal note on IGBP and the social sciences

    Humans are an integral component of the Earth system as conceptualised by IGBP. João Morais recalls key milestones in IGBP’s engagement with the social sciences and offers some words of advice for Future Earth.
  • IGBP and Earth observation:
    a co-evolution

    The iconic images of Earth beamed back by the earliest spacecraft helped to galvanise interest in our planet’s environment. The subsequent evolution and development of satellites for Earth observation has been intricately linked with that of IGBP and other global-change research programmes, write Jack Kaye and Cat Downy .

US Southern Ocean JGOFS Program (AESOPS): Part III

Deep Sea Research II (2003)
Smith W O Jr and Anderson R F (eds)
Doi: 10.1016/S0967-0645(02)00570-2
Vol 50; Nos 3-4

This is the third and final volume of manuscripts comprising the results from a series of process studies conducted as part of the US Joint Global Ocean Flux Study. The objectives of this study were to provide insights into the quantities and controls of fluxes in the Southern Ocean, to elucidate the processes that control primary production in both space and time, and to use these results to model the processes that were dominant in past environments. The results demonstrate the importance of the Southern Ocean with regard to both the present and past productivity patterns and vertical fluxes from the surface layer.

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