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What does WOCE stand for?

WOCE stands for World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WCRP)

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The international team, a coalition between two consortia--the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) and the Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS)--measured carbon dioxide levels in ocean waters across the globe and at several depths.
We have centered our program on the Brazil Basin for several reasons: French and German oceanographers had already planned extensive hydrographic work in this region as their contributions to the World Ocean Circulation Experiment, previous work in the area suggests that the return circuit through the thermocline is surprisingly strong in this area, and the geometry of the Brazil Basin is relatively simple--there are just three major connecting passages to neighboring basins and the bottom and boundaries are smooth, except for the Mid-Atlantic ridge portion on the basin's eastern side.
The tracer release operation is only one part of a seven-year international effort called the World Ocean Circulation Experiment, which started in 1990.