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Volume 30 Issue 02

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Volume 30, No. 2
Pages 33 - 35


ASIP: Profiling the Upper Ocean

Anneke ten DoeschateGraig SutherlandLeonie EstersDanielle WainKieran WalesbyBrian Ward
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To quote pioneering quantum physicist Wolfgang Ernst Pauli: “God made the bulk, surfaces were invented by the Devil” (Schroeder, 1991). Although it is not known whether this Austrian-Swiss professor was referring to the sea surface, many ocean scientists studying the air-sea interface would agree with him.


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