ESSO - Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services

(An Autonomous Body under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India)

ARGO Objectives

To predict seasonal to decadal climate variability.

  • To study the quantitative description of the evolving state of the upper ocean and the pattern of ocean climate variability, including heat, fresh water storage and transport.
  • To enhance the value of the altimeter with sufficient coverage and resolution for interpretation of altimetric sea surface height variability.
  • For initialization of ocean and coupled forecast models, data assimilation and dynamical model testing.