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The Global Temperature and Salinity Profile Programme (GTSPP)

NOTE: GTSPP's Connection with Global Climate Observing System (GCOS): The Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) recognizes the GTSPP as one of the international operational activities that provide essential, sub-surface climate variables of temperature and salinity profile data. GTSPP provides timely and complete data with documented quality flags and implements internationally agreed quality control and overall management of ocean data fully in accordance with the GCOS action plan.


Please cite use of GTSPP data as follows:
Sun, C. & Co-Authors (2010). "The Data Management System for the Global Temperature and Salinity Profile Programme" in Proceedings of OceanObs.09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison, D.E. & Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306, doi:10.5270/OceanObs09.cwp.86

Please cite the use of this web page as follows:
NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information: Global Temperature-Salinity Profile Programme. December 2014. U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Centers for Environmental Information, Asheville, North Carolina, 28801. Date of Access, <>.