NOAA/PMEL's Argo profiling float project is headed by Dr. Gregory Johnson. Dr. Elizabeth Steffen (Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, University of Hawaii) works at PMEL on Argo float testing, deployment logistics, and evaluation. Ms. Kristene McTaggart contributes to PMEL Argo efforts, focusing on delayed-mode quality control of PMEL Argo float data. Dr. Annie Wong (now at the University of Washington) formerly worked at PMEL on delayed-mode salinity quality control of Argo float data and international Argo data management issues.
Prof. Steven Riser (School of Oceanography, University of Washington) and his float hardware group (Dana Swift, Dale Ripley, and formerly Kurt Heinze) collaborated with PMEL on our first foray into float work, the Steller's Sea Lion floats, in 2001 and 2002. They continue generously to advise on and assist with PMEL Argo float work.
The float data pages at PMEL are descended from those of Dana Swift (School of Oceanography, University of Washington). His pages were ported to NOAA/PMEL, augmented, and then substantially modified by Dr. Donald Denbo and Willa Zhu (Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Oceans, University of Washington). Nancy Soreide and Tracey Nakamura (PMEL) built the other float web pages.
Many people kindly help by deploying the floats from a large number of ships.
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