Satellite Ocean Heat Content Suite

Metadata Updated: April 16, 2021

This collection contains an operational Satellite Ocean Heat Content Suite (SOHCS) product generated by NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS). The operational algorithm implemented was developed at the University of Miami/Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS). The SOHCS product measures the integrated vertical temperature from the sea surface to the depth of the 26°C isotherm. The Algorithm uses a reduced gravity model to estimate the 20 degree isotherm depth based on objectively analyzed blended sea surface height anomaly fields from operational altimeters (Satellite with ARgos and ALtiKa (SARAL), Jason-1, Jason-2 and Cryosat-2) and Geo-Polar blended SST analyses. The data consists of seven parameters including sea surface height anomaly and its mapping error, depth of the 20° and 26° Celsius isotherm, mixed layer depth, ocean heat content and sea surface temperature. The grid spacing of the data in both latitude and longitude is 0.25°.

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Metadata Date 2021-04-04T00:43:15Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date April 16, 2021
Reference Date(s) December 16, 2015 (publication), April 4, 2021 (revision)
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Resource Type Series
Metadata Date 2021-04-04T00:43:15Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date April 16, 2021
Reference Date(s) December 16, 2015 (publication), April 4, 2021 (revision)
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Guid gov.noaa.nodc:NESDIS-OHC
Access Constraints Cite as: Donahue, David; US DOC/NOAA > National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) (2015). Satellite Ocean Heat Content Suite. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/NESDIS-OHC. Accessed [date]., Use liability: 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 180
Bbox North Lat 60
Bbox South Lat -50
Bbox West Long -180
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Licence accessLevel: Public
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Progress onGoing
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2012-08-27

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