World Ocean Atlas 1998

World Ocean Atlas 1998 monthly mean temperature and salinity

The atlas contains annual, seasonal, and monthly long term means for temperature and salinity at multiple depths. Several statistics, including nobs are included in separate files, along with two "mask" files.

Please note: If you acquire NODC (Levitus) World Ocean Atlas 1998 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 1998 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 1998 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, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500  
TemporalJan Climatology to Dec Climatology by 1 month(s)
Volume8MB per variable per time-step
AcquiredDec 30, 2003
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