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ICOADS Chronology and News Figure 3



Figure 3. Annual distribution (1944-2014) of major platform types in Release 3.0 shown as millions of reports per year. The red line curve shows the Release 2.5 annual counts. Ships (mainly VOS plus some R/Vs), buoys, oceanographic, coastal, and tide gauge are self explanatory, Ocean (permanent) Station Vessel = OSV, Coastal-Marine Automated Network = C-MAN, ocean drilling rigs/platforms and other small entities = other, and unidentified platform types = missing. (Ship photo courtesy of www.ShipPhotos.co.uk.) Figure adapted from: Woodruff, S.D., H.F. Diaz, E.C. Kent, R.W. Reynolds, and S.J. Worley, 2008: The evolving SST record from ICOADS. In Climate Variability and Extremes during the Past 100 Years (S. Brönnimann, J. Luterbacher, T. Ewen, H.F. Diaz, R.S. Stolarski, and U. Neu, Eds.), Advances in Global Change Research, Vol. 33, Springer, 65-83.
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