GLobal Ocean Data Analysis Project (GLODAP) Ocean AtlasEntry ID: CDIAC_GLODAP
Abstract: The GLobal Ocean Data Analysis Project (GLODAP) is a cooperative effort to coordinate global synthesis projects funded through NOAA/DOE and NSF as part of the Joint Global Ocean Flux Study - Synthesis and Modeling Project (JGOFS-SMP). Cruises conducted as part of the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE), Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS) and NOAA Ocean-Atmosphere Exchange Study (OACES) ... over the decade of the 1990s have created an oceanographic database of unparalleled quality and quantity. These data provide an important asset to the scientific community investigating carbon cycling in the oceans. The central objective of this project is to generate that unified data set to help determine the global distributions of both natural and anthropogenic inorganic carbon, including radiocarbon. These estimates provide an important benchmark against which future observational studies will be compared. They also provide tools for the direct evaluation of numerical ocean carbon models.
GLODAP water bottle data from 5,126 Atlantic Ocean stations, 4,489 Pacific Ocean stations, and 2,440 Indian Ocean stations are also available; http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/oceans/glodap/data_files.htm
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Key, R.M., A. Kozyr, C.L. Sabine, K. Lee, R. Wanninkhof, J. Bullister, R.A. Feely, F. Millero, C. Mordy, T.-H. Peng.
Dataset Title: A global ocean carbon climatology: Results from GLODAP
Dataset Series Name: Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Dataset Release Date: 2004
Issue Identification: Vol. 18
Other Citation Details: http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/oceans/glodap/glodap_pdfs/2004GB002247.pdfOnline Resource: http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/oceans/glodap/Glodap_home.htm
Start Date: 1990-01-01Stop Date: 1999-12-31
Horizontal Resolution Range: 250 meters - < 500 meters
Vertical Resolution: .01
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Format: Shapefiles
Fees: No fees
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Format: Microsoft Excel (XLS files)
Fees: No fees
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Global Change Master Directory
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
U.S. Geological Survey Box 25046, MS 919 Denver Federal Center
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80225
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-08-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2007-01-31