Interesting quotes from papers.

  1. Flierl1978 quotes Karl Marx:

    A second and, in my opinion, more persuasive argument for our studies is that, in sensitive systems, a small quantitative error may lead to large qualitative errors1.

    _1 "Quantitative changes suddenly become qualitative changes" (Karl Marx)

  2. Holte2009 throw shade on under-performing Canadian Argo floats:

    Most floats sampled at regular pressure levels, though the Canadian Argo floats often sampled at irregular pressures and required substantial editing.

  3. Sutyrin1994 note insufficient printer resolution in their Figure 2.
  4. MacKinnon2017 summarize

    A frequently asked question related to this work is “Which mixing processes matter most for climate?”. As with many alluringly comprehensive sounding questions, the answer is “it depends”.

    and then end on an inspiring note

    At the same time, the epiphanies, new ideas and novel observations that fundamentally drive the field forward frequently come not from big science, but from a cornucopia of much smaller exploratory efforts and the continued small-scale development of innovative observing technology and numerical techniques. We must not lose the ability to be surprised.

  5. Wunsch2016 cites the Bible

    That which is far off, and exceeding deep, who can find it out? — Ecclesiastes 7:24 (King James Version)