World Ocean Atlas 1994

World Ocean Atlas from Levitus and Boyer 1994

Detailed description: The atlas contains annual and monthly long term means for temperature and salinity at multiple depths as well as mixed layer depths as monthly long term means, the last derived both from potential temperature and potential density. Nobs are included in separate files, along with a validity mask variable defined as ""1"" where there were four or more observations in the grid cell, and ""0"" otherwise. These nobs files only exist for temperature and salinity. Please note: If you acquire NODC (Levitus) World Ocean Atlas 1994 data products from CDC, we ask that you acknowledge us in your use of the data. This may be done by including text such as NODC (Levitus) World Ocean Atlas 1994 data provided by the NOAA-CIRES Climate Diagnostics Center, Boulder, Colorado, USA, from their Web site at in any documents or publications using these data. We would also appreciate receiving a copy of the relevant publications. This will help CDC to justify keeping the NODC (Levitus) World Ocean Atlas 1994 data set freely available online in the future.

temperature (C) and salinity
ZonalGlobal by 1 deg
MeridionalGlobal by 1 deg
Vertical0, 10, 20, 30, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150, 200, 250, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900, 1000  
TemporalJan Climatology to Dec Climatology by 1 month(s)
Volume3MB per variable per depth level
AcquiredJan 1, 2005
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