The TPOS 2020 Project is evaluating, and where necessary, will implement changes to the Tropical Pacific Observing System. The project’s aim is to ensure and improve the utility and sustainability of the Tropical Pacific Observing System. These deliberations obviously need to be based on the current understanding of tropical Pacific science and on anticipation of the needs of observing system stakeholders in the coming decades.
To this end, the TPOS-2020 Task Teams have put together a set of questions that specifically address the observational needs of their specific area of expertise, within the TPOS backbone design. The assessment of tradeoffs in the TPOS design will depend in part on answers to these questions.
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