SeaDataCloud Temperature and Salinity Climatology for the Global Ocean (version 1)

Type Scientific report
Date 2019-07-28
Language English
Ref. Product Information Document (PIDoc)
Author(s) Shahzadi Kanwal1, Pinardi NadiaORCID1, Lyubartsev Vladislav2, Zavatarelli Marco1, Simoncelli SimonaORCID3
Affiliation(s) 1 : University of Bologna, Department of Physics and Astronomy (DIFA), ITALY
2 : Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change CMCC, Italy
3 : Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Sezione di Bologna, ITALY
DOI 10.13155/62404
Publisher SeaDataNet
Version 1

The SDC_GLO_CLIM_TS_V1 product contains two different monthly climatology for temperature and salinity, SDC_GLO_CLIM_TS_V1_1 and SDC_GLO_CLIM_TS_V1_2 from the World Ocean Data (WOD) database. Only basic quality control flags from the WOD are used. The first climatology, V1_1, considers temperature and salinity profiles from Conductivity Depth Temperature (CTD), Ocean station data (OSD) and Moored buoy data (MRB) along with Profiling Floats (PFL) from 1900 to 2017. The second climatology, V1_2, utilizes only PFL data from 2003 to 2017. V1_1 considers depth layers from surface to 6000 m while V1_2 from 0 to 2000 m. The gridded fields are computed using DIVAnd (Data Interpolating Variational Analysis) version 2.3.1. Basic statistics for differences between the WOD gridded fields, socalled WOA, and the SDC_GLO analyses are computed and the two estimates are found to be consistent.

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Shahzadi Kanwal, Pinardi Nadia, Lyubartsev Vladislav, Zavatarelli Marco, Simoncelli Simona (2019). SeaDataCloud Temperature and Salinity Climatology for the Global Ocean (version 1). Product Information Document (PIDoc).