|Ref.||NOAA Atlas NESDIS 82, 50pp.|
|Author(s)||Zweng Mm, Reagan Jr, Seidov D, Boyer Tp, Locarnini Mm, Garcia He, Mishonov Av, Baranova Ok, Weathers Kw, Paver Cr, Smolyar I|
|Publisher||A. Mishonov Technical Editor|
This atlas consists of a description of data analysis procedures and horizontal maps of climatological distribution fields of salinity at selected standard depth levels of the World Ocean on a one-degree and quarter-degree latitude-longitude grids. The aim of the maps is to illustrate large-scale characteristics of the distribution of ocean salinity. The fields used to generate these climatological maps were computed by objective analysis of all scientifically quality-controlled historical salinity data in the World Ocean Database 2018. Maps are presented for climatological composite periods (annual, seasonal, monthly, seasonal and monthly difference fields from the annual mean field, and the number of observations) at 102 standard depths.
Zweng Mm, Reagan Jr, Seidov D, Boyer Tp, Locarnini Mm, Garcia He, Mishonov Av, Baranova Ok, Weathers Kw, Paver Cr, Smolyar I (2019). World Ocean Atlas 2018, Volume 2: Salinity. NOAA Atlas NESDIS 82, 50pp. https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00651/76339/