World Ocean Atlas 2013 (NCEI Accession 0114815)

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World Ocean Atlas 2013 (WOA13) is a set of objectively analyzed (1 degree grid and 1/4 degree grid) climatological fields of in situ temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, Apparent Oxygen Utilization, percent oxygen saturation, phosphate, silicate, and nitrate at standard depth levels for annual, seasonal, and monthly compositing periods for the World Ocean. 1/4 degree fields are for temperature and salinity only. It also includes associated statistical fields of observed oceanographic profile data interpolated to standard depth levels on 1/4 degree, 1 degree, and 5 degree grids. Temperature and salinity fields are available for six decades (1955-1964, 1965-1974, 1975-1984, 1985-1994, 1995-2004, and 2005-2012) and an average of all decades representing the period 1955-2012. Nutrient and oxygen fields are available using all quality controlled data for the entire sampling period 1878-2012.
  • Cite as: Levitus, Sydney; Boyer, Tim P.; Garcia, Hernan E.; Locarnini, Ricardo A.; Zweng, Melissa M.; Mishonov, Alexey V.; Reagan, James R.; Antonov, John I.; Baranova, Olga K.; Biddle, Mathew; Hamilton, Melanie; Johnson, Daphne R.; Paver, Christopher R.; Seidov, Dan (2015). World Ocean Atlas 2013 (NCEI Accession 0114815). Version 3.3. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V5F769GT [access date]
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Time Period 1878-06-27 to 2012-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90
S: -90
E: 180
W: -180
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2015-09-18
  • revision: 2015-10-14
Edition 3.3
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
In this accession, NCEI has archived multiple versions of these data. The latest (and best) version of these data has the largest version number.
Purpose Basic research
Use Limitations
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Levitus, Sydney; Boyer, Tim P.; Garcia, Hernan E.; Locarnini, Ricardo A.; Zweng, Melissa M.; Mishonov, Alexey V.; Reagan, James R.; Antonov, John I.; Baranova, Olga K.; Biddle, Mathew; Hamilton, Melanie; Johnson, Daphne R.; Paver, Christopher R.; Seidov, Dan (2015). World Ocean Atlas 2013 (NCEI Accession 0114815). Version 3.3. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V5F769GT [access date]
  • When using temperature, please also cite: Locarnini, R. A., A. V. Mishonov, J. I. Antonov, T. P. Boyer, H. E. Garcia, O. K. Baranova, M. M. Zweng, C. R. Paver, J. R. Reagan, D. R. Johnson, M. Hamilton, and D. Seidov, 2013. World Ocean Atlas 2013, Volume 1: Temperature. S. Levitus, Ed., A. Mishonov Technical Ed.; NOAA Atlas NESDIS 73, 40 pp.
  • When using salinity, please also cite: Zweng, M.M, J.R. Reagan, J.I. Antonov, R.A. Locarnini, A.V. Mishonov, T.P. Boyer, H.E. Garcia, O.K. Baranova, D.R. Johnson, D.Seidov, M.M. Biddle, 2013. World Ocean Atlas 2013, Volume 2: Salinity. S. Levitus, Ed., A. Mishonov Technical Ed.; NOAA Atlas NESDIS 74, 39 pp.
  • When using oxygen, please also cite: Garcia, H. E., R. A. Locarnini, T. P. Boyer, J. I. Antonov, A. V. Mishonov, O. K. Baranova, M. M. Zweng, J. R. Reagan, D. R. Johnson, 2013. World Ocean Atlas 2013 Volume 3: Dissolved Oxygen, Apparent Oxygen Utilization, and Oxygen Saturation. S. Levitus, Ed.; A. Mishonov, Technical Ed., NOAA Atlas NESDIS 75, 29 pp.
  • When using nutrients, please also cite: Garcia, H. E., R. A. Locarnini, T. P. Boyer, J. I. Antonov, O. K. Baranova, M. M. Zweng, J. R. Reagan, D. R. Johnson, 2013. World Ocean Atlas 2013 Volume 4: Dissolved Inorganic Nutrients (phosphate, nitrate, silicate). S. Levitus, Ed.; A. Mishonov, Technical Ed., NOAA Atlas NESDIS 76, 25 pp.
Cited Authors
  • Levitus, Sydney
  • Boyer, Tim P.
  • Garcia, Hernan E.
  • Locarnini, Ricardo A.
  • Zweng, Melissa M.
  • Mishonov, Alexey V.
  • Reagan, James R.
  • Antonov, John I.
  • Baranova, Olga K.
  • Biddle, Mathew
  • Hamilton, Melanie
  • Johnson, Daphne R.
  • Paver, Christopher R.
  • Seidov, Dan
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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 CHEMISTRY > NITRATE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PHOSPHATE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > SILICATE
  • 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
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • NOAA OneStop Project
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Levitus, Sydney; Boyer, Tim P.; Garcia, Hernan E.; Locarnini, Ricardo A.; Zweng, Melissa M.; Mishonov, Alexey V.; Reagan, James R.; Antonov, John I.; Baranova, Olga K.; Biddle, Mathew; Hamilton, Melanie; Johnson, Daphne R.; Paver, Christopher R.; Seidov, Dan (2015). World Ocean Atlas 2013 (NCEI Accession 0114815). Version 3.3. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V5F769GT [access date]
  • When using temperature, please also cite: Locarnini, R. A., A. V. Mishonov, J. I. Antonov, T. P. Boyer, H. E. Garcia, O. K. Baranova, M. M. Zweng, C. R. Paver, J. R. Reagan, D. R. Johnson, M. Hamilton, and D. Seidov, 2013. World Ocean Atlas 2013, Volume 1: Temperature. S. Levitus, Ed., A. Mishonov Technical Ed.; NOAA Atlas NESDIS 73, 40 pp.
  • When using salinity, please also cite: Zweng, M.M, J.R. Reagan, J.I. Antonov, R.A. Locarnini, A.V. Mishonov, T.P. Boyer, H.E. Garcia, O.K. Baranova, D.R. Johnson, D.Seidov, M.M. Biddle, 2013. World Ocean Atlas 2013, Volume 2: Salinity. S. Levitus, Ed., A. Mishonov Technical Ed.; NOAA Atlas NESDIS 74, 39 pp.
  • When using oxygen, please also cite: Garcia, H. E., R. A. Locarnini, T. P. Boyer, J. I. Antonov, A. V. Mishonov, O. K. Baranova, M. M. Zweng, J. R. Reagan, D. R. Johnson, 2013. World Ocean Atlas 2013 Volume 3: Dissolved Oxygen, Apparent Oxygen Utilization, and Oxygen Saturation. S. Levitus, Ed.; A. Mishonov, Technical Ed., NOAA Atlas NESDIS 75, 29 pp.
  • When using nutrients, please also cite: Garcia, H. E., R. A. Locarnini, T. P. Boyer, J. I. Antonov, O. K. Baranova, M. M. Zweng, J. R. Reagan, D. R. Johnson, 2013. World Ocean Atlas 2013 Volume 4: Dissolved Inorganic Nutrients (phosphate, nitrate, silicate). S. Levitus, Ed.; A. Mishonov, Technical Ed., NOAA Atlas NESDIS 76, 25 pp.
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  • 2015-09-18T14:20:07 - NCEI Accession 0114815 v1.1 was published.
  • 2015-09-18T14:20:08 - NCEI Accession 0114815 was revised and v2.2 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this data set. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
  • 2015-10-14T01:43:38 - NCEI Accession 0114815 was revised and v3.3 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this data set. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
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