NODC World Ocean Database 2001 on CD-ROMEntry ID: NODC_WOD01_Database
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Abstract: World Ocean Database 2001 (WOD01) is comprised of 8 CD-ROMs and
contains in situ profile data such as temperature, salinity,
nutrients, oxygen, chlorophyll, plankton biomass data and more. It is
an update to the World Ocean Database 1998, plus it contains some new
Some changes since WOD98:
addition and specification of data from undulating oceanographic
recorders, profiling floats, ... drifting buoys, moored buoys, surface
only data, and autonomous pinniped bathythermograph data.
addition of carbon variables to the database.
submittal defined data quality flags received as part of data
submissions are now kept in the database. modifications to the format.
To help visualize the data files, the CD-ROMs come with Ocean Data
View ? software developed by R. Schlitzer, Alfred Wegener Institute
for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany. An online version
of WOD01 is also available for downloading individual data files, and
the WOD01 webpage provides extensive documentation.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA/NESDIS/NATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA CENTER
Dataset Title: NODC World Ocean Database 2001 on CD-ROM
Dataset Release Date: 2002/04
Version: 1Online Resource: http://www.nodc.noaa.gov
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > ALKALINITY
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NITRATE
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NITRITE
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NUTRIENTS
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PH
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PHOSPHATE
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > SILICATE
OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON > ZOOPLANKTON
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PIGMENTS > CHLOROPHYLL
Use Constraints NOAA and NODC would appreciate recognition as the resource from which
these data were obtained in any publications and/or other
representations of these data.
Email: sydney.levitus at goaa.gov
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-09-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2003-03-19