NCEI ocean heat content, temperature anomalies, salinity anomalies, thermosteric sea level anomalies, halosteric sea level anomalies, and total steric sea level anomalies from 1955 to present calculated from in situ oceanographic subsurface profile data (NCEI Accession 0164586)

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

This accession contains ocean heat content change, oceanic temperature and salinity changes, and steric sea level change (change in volume without change in mass), which are important variables for monitoring the oceanic environment and by extension the Earth's energy and freshwater budgets. NCEI as the repository for oceanic subsurface profile data, especially for temperature and salinity profiles, has the data to calculate historic and recent changes in the above mentioned ocean variables. Data gathered from the NCEI archives, uniformly formatted and quality controlled in the World Ocean Database, are used to calculate temperature (and salinity) differences from a long-term climatological mean (the World Ocean Atlas series) at specific depth levels. These anomalies are used to derive integrals of ocean heat content and means for all other variables listed above.

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Metadata Date December 19, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) September 15, 2017 (publication), May 24, 2018 (revision)
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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date December 19, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) September 15, 2017 (publication), May 24, 2018 (revision)
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Access Constraints Cite as: Levitus, S.; Antonov, J.; Boyer, T.; Baranova, O.; Garcia, H.; Locarnini, R.; Mishonov, A.; Reagan, J.; Seidov, D.; Yarosh, E.; Zweng, M. (2017). NCEI ocean heat content, temperature anomalies, salinity anomalies, thermosteric sea level anomalies, halosteric sea level anomalies, and total steric sea level anomalies from 1955 to present calculated from in situ oceanographic subsurface profile data (NCEI Accession 0164586). Version 4.4. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V53F4MVP [access date], NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Metadata Language eng
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Temporal Extent Begin 1955-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2018-03-31

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