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Levitus 1982 Annual Climatology
Entry ID: LEVITUS_1982_Professional Paper 13


Summary
Abstract: This data set contains climatological monthly, seasonal, and annually
averaged data obtained during 1900 through 1978. Objectively analyzed
fields are on a global 1 x 1 degree grid. This data set is the annual
climatology prepared by Sydney Levitus and published in 1982, of
temperature, salinity and oxygen in the world ocean.

This atlas represents a synthesis of all temperature, salinity and
oxygen data available from the National Oceanographic Data Center
(NODC). These parameters have been analyzed in a consistent,
objective manner at standard oceanographic analysis levels on a
one-degree latitude-longitude grid between the surface and ocean
bottom with a maximum depth of 5500 m.

The analyses and statistical information presented are intended
primarily for use in the study of the role of the oceans in
controlling the earth's climate, but they can be used for other
scientific investigations also. The objective analyses shown in this
atlas have certain limitations owing to the nature of the data base
(non-synoptic, scattered in space) and to the characteristics of the
objective analysis techniques and the particular grid which we used.
These limitations and characteristics are discussed in the text. The
analyses presented are viewed as another tool for studying the world
ocean. Preliminary results have been used in a variety of ways.

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Description: Additional dataset information

Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Levitus, S.
Dataset Title: Climatological Atlas of the World Ocean
Dataset Series Name: Climatological Atlas of the World Ocean
Dataset Release Date: 1982-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Princeton, NJ
Dataset Publisher: NOAA/ERL/GFDL
Version: Professional Paper 13
Issue Identification: NTIS PB83-184093


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1900-01-01
Stop Date: 1978-12-31


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EQUATORIAL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA SURFACE


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: annual


Science Keywords
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >WATER DEPTH    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >DISSOLVED GASES >DISSOLVED OXYGEN    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >OXYGEN    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >OCEAN MIXED LAYER    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >WATER TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >DENSITY    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >POTENTIAL DENSITY    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >SALINITY    [Definition]


Platform
BUOYS    [Information]
SHIPS    [Information]


Instrument
MBT >Mechanical Bathythermographs    [Information]
XBT >Expendable Bathythermographs    [Information]


Project
DODS >Distributed Oceanographic Data System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
OPENDAP >Open-source Project for a Network Data Access Protocol    [Information]


Keywords
ANNUAL DATA
CLIMATOLOGY
GRID DATA
IDN_NODE GSFC/NCDS
MARINE
MONTHLY DATA
SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
SEASONAL DATA
STATISTICS
SURFACE


Data Center
NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, U.S. Department of Commerce    [Information]
Data Center URL: https://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: GFDL USER SUPPORT
Phone: 609-452-6500
Fax: 609-987-5063
Email: help at gfdl.noaa.gov
Email: GFDL.Climate.Model.Info at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory/NOAA
Princeton University
201 Forrestal Road
Campus/Rte. 1
P.O. Box 308
City: Princeton
Province or State: NJ
Postal Code: 08542
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online


Personnel
SYDNEY LEVITUS
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: sydney.levitus at goaa.gov


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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-09-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-05-25



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