CSIRO Atlas of Regional Seas

CARS is a digital atlas of seasonal ocean water properties, covering the seas around Australia. The six water properties mapped are temperature, salinity, oxygen, nitrate, silicate, phosphate.


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Ridgway K.R., J.R. Dunn, and J.L. Wilkin, Ocean interpolation by four-dimensional least squares -Application to the waters around Australia, J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., Vol 19, No 9, 1357-1375, 2002

Dunn J.R., and K.R. Ridgway, Mapping ocean properties in regions of complex topography, Deep Sea Research I : Oceanographic Research, 49 (3) (2002) pp. 591-604

Temperature (degC), Salinity (psu), oxygen (ml/l), nitrate (uM), phosphate (uM), silicate (uM)
Zonal100E to 160W by 0.5 deg
Meridional50S to 0N by 0.5 deg
Vertical0, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 75, 80, 90, 100, 110, 125, 150, 175, 200, 225, 250, 275, 300, 350, 400, 450, 500, 550, 600, 650, 700, 750, 800, 850, 900, 950, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1750, 2000, 2250, 2500, 2750, 3000, 3250, 3500, 3750, 4000, 4250, 4500, 4750, 5000, 5500  
TemporalJan Climatology to Dec Climatology by 1 month(s)
Volume 313MB total
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AcquiredMay 1, 2006
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