Adaptive Ecosystem Climatology Beta 4 Model and Satellite Climatology

AEC Beta 4

browse graphicCoverage Areas for the Adaptive Ecosystem Climatology.
The Adaptive Ecosystem Climatology (AEC) is produced by the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). It consists of two datasets covering multiple regions of the ocean. One is a climatology derived from satellite data, the other is a climatology derived from a computer model of parts of the ocean that simulates physical and biological phenomena. The satellite climatology has data for chlorophyll concentration and sea surface temperature. The model climatology has fields for sea surface height, temperature, current, and concentrations of various types of plankton on the surface and underwater. Spatial resolution ranges from 1km to 4km depending on the product. These data are in NetCDF version 3 format with metadata attributes included.
  • Cite as: Naval Research Laboratory (2017): Adaptive Ecosystem Climatology Beta 4 Model and Satellite Climatology. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers of Environmental Information. [access date].
  • gov.noaa.ncdc:C01598
  • NCEI DSI 2030_01
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Distribution Formats
  • NetCDF (Version: 3)
Distributor Customer Engagement Branch
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Time Period 1980-01-01 to 2012-12-31 (time interval: 24-hour)
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 30.730
S: 18.091
E: -77.36
W: -98.00
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2014-09-23
Edition Beta4
Data Presentation Form Digital image
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Purpose These data could be used in climate and ocean modeling research.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Naval Research Laboratory (2017): Adaptive Ecosystem Climatology Beta 4 Model and Satellite Climatology. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers of Environmental Information. [access date].
Cited Authors
  • DOD/USNAVY/NRL > Naval Research Laboratory, U.S. Navy, U. S. Department of Defense
Originators
  • DOD/USNAVY/NRL > Naval Research Laboratory, U.S. Navy, U. S. Department of Defense
Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Climate Indicators > Atmospheric/Ocean Indicators > Surface Salinity
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Sea Surface Topography > Sea Surface Height
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Circulation > Ocean Currents
  • Earth Science > Biosphere > Aquatic Ecosystems > Plankton > Phytoplankton
  • Earth Science > Biological Classification > Plants > Microalgae > Diatoms
  • Earth Science > Biosphere > Aquatic Ecosystems > Plankton > Zooplankton
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Pigments > Chlorophyll
Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Essential Climate Variables (ECVs)
  • Oceanic - Surface - Sea-surface Salinity
  • Oceanic - Surface - Phytoplankton
  • Oceanic - Surface - Ocean Colour
  • Oceanic - Surface - Sea-surface Temperature
  • Oceanic - Surface - Sea State
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • AQUA > Earth Observing System, AQUA
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • AVHRR > Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
  • MODIS > Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Gulf Of Mexico
  • Geographic Region > Northern Hemisphere
  • Ocean > Pacific Ocean > Eastern Pacific Ocean
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • NOMADS > The NOAA Operational Model Archive and Distribution System
  • MERRA > Modern Era Retrospective-analysis for Research and Applications
Data Resolution keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Horizontal Data Resolution Keywords
  • 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Vertical Location > Sea Surface
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Naval Research Laboratory (2017): Adaptive Ecosystem Climatology Beta 4 Model and Satellite Climatology. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers of Environmental Information. [access 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.
Access Constraints
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Fees
  • In most cases, electronic downloads of the data are free, however fees may apply for data certifications, copies of analog materials, and data distribution on physical media.
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Lineage Statement The model-based climatology is derived from a 33-year simulation (1980-2012) of a 4-km resolution coupled biophysical ocean model that used the Navy Coastal Ocean Model (NCOM) hydrodynamics and the Carbon Silicate Nitrogen Ecosystem (COSINE) marine biochemistry. The model assimilates altimetry data and satellite sea surface temperature from the AVHRR. It is forced by boundary conditions prescribed by the 1/8° Global NCOM and by atmospheric fluxes prescribed by NASA's Modern Era Retrospective-Analysis for Research and Applications (MERRA). The satellite daily climatology provides chlorophyll concentration and sea surface temperature derived from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) level-1 data processed at 1-km resolution and spanning the period 2003-2013.
Processing Steps
  • Beta4 contains both a model and satellite climatology for the Gulf of Mexico.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
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