World Ocean Database and World Ocean Atlas

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Originator: UCAR/NCAR/CISL/DSS > Data Support Section, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: World Ocean Database and World Ocean Atlas
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Publisher: UCAR/NCAR/CISL/DSS > Data Support Section, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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Online_Linkage: http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds285.0/
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Abstract:
The World Ocean Database (WOD) has observed data from the ocean surface and subsurface profiles. The World Ocean Atlas (WOA) has gridded analyses for annual, seasonal, and monthly means of temperature, salinity, oxygen, nutrients, and other parameters on standard levels (typically at 33 depths). Both products were derived at the Ocean Climate Laboratory (OCL) of the National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC). Development of the World Ocean products began in 1982 and they have been updated in 1994, 1998, 2001, 2005 and 2009. The featured products are now based on the 2009 versions. Some products from older version are still unique. The WOD is the world's largest profile collection covering the global ocean and contains measurements from 1800 through 2009. The WOA are climatological grids at fixed depths derived from quality checked WOD profiles. This is a recognized world-wide standard and is often referenced in oceanographic research.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 18000101
Ending_Date: 20091231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > DISSOLVED GASES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > DISSOLVED SOLIDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NITRATE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PHOSPHATE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > SILICATE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > CHLOROPHYLL
Theme_Keyword: BUOYS
Theme_Keyword: MOORINGS
Theme_Keyword: OCEAN WEATHER STATIONS
Theme_Keyword: SHIPS
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: Moving Ships
Theme_Keyword: Gridding Methods
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ZAIHUA JI
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: STEVEN WORLEY
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Center for Atmospheric Research
Address: CISL/DSS
Address: P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80307
Country: U.S.A.
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Center for Atmospheric Research
Address: CISL/DSS
Address: P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80307
Country: U.S.A.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (303)-497-1819
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (303)-497-1248
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (303)-497-1291
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (303)-497-1291
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: zji@ucar.edu
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: worley@ucar.edu
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Data_Quality_Information:
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: UCAR/NCAR/CISL/RDA > Research Data Archive, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Contact_Person: RDA HELP DESK
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Center for Atmospheric Research
Address: CISL/DSS
Address: P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80307
Country: U.S.A.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (303)-497-1231
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (303)-497-1291
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dssweb@ucar.edu
Resource_Description: 285.0
Distribution_Liability:
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Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size: 16.718 Gbytes
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http://rda.ucar.edu/
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DATA CENTER URL
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Online_Option:
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Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/OC5/index.html
Access_Instructions:
NODC's Ocean Climate Laboratory
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20130524
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: BOB DATTORE
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Center for Atmospheric Research
Address: CISL/DSS
Address: P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80307
Country: U.S.A.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (303)-497-1825
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (303)-497-1291
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dattore@ucar.edu
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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