U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, USA
As head of the Ocean Data Assimilation and Probabilistic Prediction section at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, Dr. Barron’s work emphasizes the of sea surface temperature and other observations in guiding ocean forecast systems. Charlie’s research in conjunction with the international cooperative exchanges championed by GHRSST serves to highlight the integral role sea surface temperature plays in coupled ocean, atmosphere, wave, and ice dynamics and the valuable contributions of high resolution SST observations to reduce uncertainty in ocean forecast systems.