Northeast Pacific Regional Climatology (NCEI Accession 0163799)

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

The Northeast Pacific (NEP) new regional climatology is derived from the NCEI World Ocean Database archive of temperature and salinity and covers a time period from 1955 to 2012, or roughly six decades.

The NEP is an important region in the North Pacific Ocean. The NEP is home to the California Current System (CCS) and contains a large coastal upwelling zone along the west coast of North America. The CCS is one of the most productive ecosystems in the World Ocean, and its multidecadal variability is also important for long-term Earth and ocean climate change studies. Due to the economic significance and climatic importance of the CCS, intensive observational and research programs took place over many decades and yielded rich oceanographic data arrays of the CCS and adjacent NEP regions.

To provide an improved oceanographic foundation and reference for multi-disciplinary studies of the CCS and NEP, the NCEI Regional Climatology Team developed a new set of high-resolution, quality-controlled, and long-term annual, seasonal and monthly mean temperature and salinity fields at standard depth levels.

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Metadata Date January 29, 2019
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) July 18, 2017 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date January 29, 2019
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) July 18, 2017 (publication)
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Access Constraints Cite as: Seidov, D.; Baranova, O.K.; Boyer, T.P.; Cross, S.L.; Mishonov, A.V.; Parsons, A.R. (2017). Northeast Pacific Regional Climatology (NCEI Accession 0163799). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V5NC5ZDN [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.
Bbox East Long -106
Bbox North Lat 55
Bbox South Lat 20
Bbox West Long -140
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Frequency Of Update asNeeded
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Guid gov.noaa.nodc:0163799
Harvest Object Id c26b8977-5c24-4a9e-bdcc-46c182e088ff
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence accessLevel: Public
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1955-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2012-12-31

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