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Earth System Science Data The Data Publishing Journal
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2017-63
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11 Aug 2017
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An inventory of Arctic Ocean data in the World Ocean Database
Melissa M. Zweng1, Tim P. Boyer1, Olga K. Baranova1, James R. Reagan1,2, Dan Seidov1, and Igor V. Smolyar1 1NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
2Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center/Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites – Maryland, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
Abstract. The World Ocean Database (WOD) contains over 1.3 million oceanographic casts collected in the Arctic Ocean basin and its surrounding marginal seas. The data come from many submitters and countries, and were collected using a variety of instruments and platforms. These data, along with the derived products World Ocean Atlas (WOA) and the Arctic Regional Climatologies, are uniquely useful – the data are presented in a standardized, easy to use format and include metadata and quality control information. Collecting data in the Arctic Ocean is challenging, and coverage in space and time ranges from excellent to nearly non-existent. WOD has compiled the most complete collection of Arctic Ocean profile data, ideal for oceanographic, environmental and climatic analyses (https://doi.org/10.7289/V54Q7S16).

Citation: Zweng, M. M., Boyer, T. P., Baranova, O. K., Reagan, J. R., Seidov, D., and Smolyar, I. V.: An inventory of Arctic Ocean data in the World Ocean Database, Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2017-63, in review, 2017.
Melissa M. Zweng et al.
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World Ocean Database 2013 (NCEI Accession 0117075). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information.
T. P. Boyer, J. I. Antonov, O. K. Baranova, C. Coleman, H. E. Garcia, A. Grodsky, D. R. Johnson, R. A. Locarnini, A. V. Mishonov, T. O. O'Brien, C. R. Paver, J. R. Reagan, D. Seidov, I. V. Smolyar, and M. M. Zweng
https://doi.org/10.7289/V54Q7S16
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The World Ocean Database (WOD) contains over 1.3 million oceanographic casts collected in the Arctic Ocean basin and its surrounding marginal seas. WOD provides a "one-stop" source of Arctic Ocean ocean profile data in a uniform data and metadata format, with quality control applied, that makes it simple for scientists to apply the information to their research.
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