NODC Standard Product: Global ocean temperature and salinity profiles (2 disc set) (NODC Accession 0098058)

This set of CD-ROMs contains global ocean temperature and salinity profiles derived from NODC archive data files. It includes oceanographic station (bottle) data, CTD/STD data, and mechanical and expendable bathythermograph data. The data span the period from 1900 to 1990. Disc 1 contains 1.62 million profiles from the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Disc 2 contains 1.57 million profiles from the Pacific Ocean. The data are in an ASCII format.

Data access and display software developed by NODC for these discs is obsolete, does not function on modern PC operating systems, and is no longer available from NODC.

Copies of these discs are no longer available via the NODC Online Store. More recent ocean temperature and salinity profile data (including data on these discs) are available on NODC World Ocean Database online, CD-ROM and DVD-ROM products.
  • Cite as: US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > National Oceanographic Data Center (2012). NODC Standard Product: Global ocean temperature and salinity profiles (2 disc set) (NODC Accession 0098058). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Time Period 1900-01-01 to 1991-01-01
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90
S: -80
E: 180
W: -180
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2012-11-30
Edition 1.1
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
The contents of these discs are available as 1) a compressed .tar file via the download data button (download size limit may prevent obtaining all data in one transaction); 2) a complete ISO 9660 disc image, from which an identical replica of the original disc may be burned on new CD/DVD media, by navigating to the .iso file in the data/0-data/disc_image/ subdirectory; 3) individual files, by navigating to specific file(s) in the data/0-data/disc_contents/ subdirectory.
Purpose Basic research
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
  • 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 data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > National Oceanographic Data Center (2012). NODC Standard Product: Global ocean temperature and salinity profiles (2 disc set) (NODC Accession 0098058). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic 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
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • BATHYTHERMOGRAPHS
  • CTD > Conductivity, Temperature, Depth
  • MBT > Mechanical Bathythermographs
  • XBT > Expendable Bathythermographs
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > National Oceanographic Data Center (2012). NODC Standard Product: Global ocean temperature and salinity profiles (2 disc set) (NODC Accession 0098058). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
Access Constraints
  • 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.
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Processing Steps
  • 2012-11-30T20:41:36 - NCEI Accession 0098058 v1.1 was published.
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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.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • bathythermograph - AXBT
  • bathythermograph - BT
  • bathythermograph - EBT
  • bathythermograph - MBT
  • bathythermograph - uBT
  • bathythermograph - XBT
  • bottle
  • CTD
Last Modified: 2017-01-30T01:55:18
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