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   WOCE Bibliography - An Introduction  

Abstract
Keyword AIMS - Refereed article attributed to project WOCE
Keyword UNPUBW - WOCE Unpublished/Grey literature
Keyword FIELDW - WOCE Field/Data Report

Summary by Numbers

In mid July 2002 the WOCE Bibliography contained about 6350 references of which about 1675 are refereed publications attributable to the project. There are also about 1400 references from (technically) unpublished or grey literature and about 75 project field/data reports. About 3200 references to other refereed articles have been included. These are from other projects, and individual or group research programmes which were carried out in the WOCE time frame, and like WOCE, were also concerned with the large scale circulation of the ocean.
Graph of growth of Biblio Contents
The accompanying figure shows the growth of the bibliography in both the WOCE and non-WOCE entries.

How refereed publications are attributed to WOCE

This is done in a number of ways. If the authors acknowledged WOCE support. If the WOCE national committees, now almost without exception defunct, included them in lists which they periodically produced. (Such lists were provided by Canada, France, Germany, Japan, UK, USA). If the authors employed WOCE data. And finally where authors were key WOCE players.

Of course there is some subjectivity in these categories and especially where Ocean General Circulation Model development and results were reported. (If uncertain the keyword MODELW was used). Publications concerned with Ocean Models are a significant fraction of the WOCE bibliography - about one third in all.

Where are the WOCE publications?
Results from the WOCE project are found throughout the oceanographic literature with the major journals containing the majority of the references. However there are a small number of special collections which have often followed on a WOCE workshop. Here is the list.

WOCE Collected Publications
Topic Number When/Where Published
TOPEX POSEIDON 48 Dec 94/JGR 99(C12) 24369-25062
TOPEX POSEIDON 32 Dec 95/JGR 100(C12) 24893-25382
WOCE Indian Ocean Expedition 11 Nov 97/GRL 24(21) 2539-2580
WOCE Indian Ocean Expedition 9 Nov 97/GRL 24(22) 2773-2809
WOCE Pacific Workshop (Aug 96) 12 Jun 98/JGR 103(C6) 12897-13092
WOCE S.Atlantic Workshop (Jun 97) 22 Sep 99/JGR 104(C9) 20859-21226
WOCE Southern Ocean Workshop 12 Feb 01/JGR 106(C2) 2691-2899
WOCE Conference (May 98) 32 Mar 01/ BOOK Academic Press 750pp Ocean Circulation and Climate: Observing and Modelling the Global Ocean
WOCE Indian Ocean Workshop (Sep 98) 21 Mar 02/DSR II 49(7-8) 1171-1596
WOCE N.Atlantic Workshop (Jun 97) 18 Feb 02/JPO 32(2) 381-701
WOC/CLIVAR Variability Workshop (Oct 00) Pending 03 JGR

Acknowledgement
The bibliography was an initiative of the then director of the WOCE International Project Office, Dr John Gould, and became the work of three individuals, Pauline Simpson librarian of the UK National Oceanographic Library, Dr. Katherine A. Bouton of the WOCE Data Information Unit and Peter Saunders of the WOCE International Project Office (author of this article). Additional information is found in an article in the International WOCE Newsletter No. 33 (December 1998) in which the utility of selected keywords is demonstrated.