- Trevor McDougall (Australia)
- Other Full Members
- Chen-Tung Arthur Chen (China-Taipei), Rainer Feistel (Germany), David Jackett (Australia), Brian King (UK), Giles Marion (USA), Frank Millero (USA), Petra Spitzer (Germany), and Dan Wright (Canada)
- Associate Members
- Rich Pawlowicz (Canada), Steffen Seitz (Germany), and Peter Tremaine (Canada)
- Terms of Reference
To examine the results of recent research in ocean thermodynamics with a view to recommending a change to the internationally recommended algorithms for evaluating density and related quantities (including enthalpy, entropy and potential temperature). Such recommendations would take into account the reformulation of the International Temperature Scale (ITS-90).
To examine the most accurate recent knowledge of the freezing temperature of seawater, the calculation of dissolved oxygen, and the behaviour of seawater at high salinity.
To examine the feasibility of using simple functions of three-dimensional space to take account of the spatially varying concentrations of alkalinity, total carbon dioxide, calcium and silica place on the determination of density in the ocean.
To extend these concepts to a wider range of physical/chemical issues of relevance to the internal working of the ocean and of its interaction with the atmosphere and to present and potential future observational techniques.
To write a set of related recommendations on the above topics in the form of a report to SCOR/IAPSO and a review or series of reviews to be published in the scientific literature.
- September 2005
- Financial Sponsors
- SCOR, U.S. National Science Foundation, NOAA, IOC
2-5 May 2006 in Warnemunde, Germany
7-10 May 2007 in Reggio Calabria, Italy
7-13 September 2008 in Berlin, Germany
September 2009 in Arnhem, Netherlands
- Group Website
Gibbs Seawater (GSW) Oceanographic Toolbox List (added 8 July 2011)
TEOS Version 3.0 Flyer – English (added 8 July 2011)
TEOS Version 3.0 Flyer – Deutsch (added 8 July 2011)
TEOS Version 3.0 Flyer – Francaise (added 8 July 2011)
An historical perspective on the development of the Thermodynamic Equation of Seawater – 2010 – Article in Ocean Science (added 20 March 2012)
Getting started with TEOS-10 and the Gibbs Seawater (GSW) Oceanographic Toolbox (added 26 Feb. 2014)
Special Issue of Ocean Science on “Thermophysical Properties of Seawater” (see http://www.ocean-sci.net/special_issue14.html), R. Feistel, R. Tailleux, and T. McDougall (Eds.) (added 26 February 2014)