This report would not have been possible without the dedication of numerous field-going groups in the United States and abroad. The quality of the data is testament to their diligence. Rapid responses to inquiries by many of the investigators involved in the cruises greatly aided answering lingering questions. The organizers, ship's officers, crew, and scientists involved in the cruises as well those involved in the data reduction and interpretation are gratefully acknowledged for their work.
The Atlantic synthesis effort was funded through a joint agreement of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Global Carbon Cycle (GCC) Program of the Office of Global Programs (OGP) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The funded investigators in the proposal, Synthesis and Interpretation of the NOAA/DOE Global CO2 Survey Data, are John Bullister, Richard Feely, Robert Key, Alexander Kozyr, Kitack Lee, Frank Millero, Tsung-Hung Peng, Christopher Sabine, and Rik Wanninkhof. We appreciate the efforts and enthusiasm of Dr. Lisa Dilling, program manager of the OGP/GCC program in coordinating the effort.
We wish to thank Walter Koncinski for editorial assistance and T.J. Blasing for his critical review of this document.