Northwest Atlantic Regional Climatology (NCEI Accession 0155889)

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To provide an improved oceanographic foundation and reference for multi-disciplinary studies of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, NCEI Regional Climatology Team developed a new set of high-resolution quality-controlled long-term annual, seasonal and monthly mean temperature and salinity fields on different depth levels. This new regional climatology is based on the World Ocean Database archive of temperature and salinity from observations spanning over more than a hundred years and incorporates a great deal of new data not previously available.

The NWA high-resolution regional climatology is a part of the NOAA-wide Sustained Marine Ecosystem in Changing Climate (SMECC) Project.
  • Cite as: Seidov, D.; Baranova, O.K.; Johnson, D.R.; Boyer, T.P.; Mishonov, A.V.; Parsons, A.R. (2016). Northwest Atlantic Regional Climatology (NCEI Accession 0155889). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.7289/v5rf5s2q. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 1955-01-01 to 2012-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 65
S: 32
E: -40
W: -80
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Objective analyses of annual, seasonal, and monthly temperature and salinity for the world ocean on a 0.25 degree grid.
    • doi:10.1002/joc.1173
      Boyer, T., S. Levitus, H. Garcia, R. A. Locarnini, C. Stephens, J. Antonov, 2005: Objective analyses of annual, seasonal, and monthly temperature and salinity for the world ocean on a 0.25 degree grid. Int. J. Clim., 25, 931-945, doi:10.1002/joc.1173
  • World Ocean Database 2013 (NCEI Accession 0117075)
    • NCEI Accession 0117075
      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, M. Zweng, World Ocean Database 2013 (NCEI Accession 0117075). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V54Q7S16
  • Arctic Ocean Regional Climatology (NCEI Accession 0115771)
    • NCEI Accession 0115771
      Boyer, T.P., O.K. Baranova, M. Biddle, D.R. Johnson, A.V. Mishonov, C. Paver, D. Seidov and M. Zweng, 2012: Arctic Regional Climatology, Regional Climatology Team, NOAA/NCEI, dataset doi:10.7289/V5QC01J0
  • Climatological Atlas of the World Ocean
  • World Ocean Atlas 2013, Volume 1: Temperature
    • World Ocean Atlas 2013, Volume 1: Temperature
      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 , Silver Spring, MD, 40 pp.
  • Greenland-Iceland-Norwegian Seas Regional Climatology (NODC Accession 0112824)
    • NODC Accession 0112824
      Seidov, D., O.K. Baranova, M. Biddle, T.P. Boyer, D.R. Johnson, A.V. Mishonov, C. Paver and M. Zweng, 2013: Greenland-Iceland-Norwegian Seas Regional Climatology, Regional Climatology Team, NOAA/NCEI, dataset doi:10.7289/V5GT5K30
  • Oceanography North of 60°N from World Ocean Database
    • doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2014.02
      Seidov, D., J. I. Antonov, K. M. Arzayus, O. K. Baranova, M. Biddle, T. P. Boyer, D. R. Johnson, A. V. Mishonov, C. Paver and M. M. Zweng, 2015: Oceanography North of 60°N from World Ocean Database, Progress in Oceanography, v 132, p. 153-173; doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2014.02.
  • World Ocean Atlas 2013, Volume 2: Salinity
    • World Ocean Atlas 2013, Volume 2: Salinity
      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 and M. M. Biddle, 2013: World Ocean Atlas 2013, Volume 2: Salinity. S. Levitus, Ed., A. Mishonov Technical Ed.; NOAA Atlas NESDIS 74, 39 pp.
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2016-07-20
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
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Purpose This dataset is available to the public for a wide variety of uses including scientific research and analysis.
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 the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Seidov, D.; Baranova, O.K.; Johnson, D.R.; Boyer, T.P.; Mishonov, A.V.; Parsons, A.R. (2016). Northwest Atlantic Regional Climatology (NCEI Accession 0155889). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.7289/v5rf5s2q. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • Seidov, D.
  • Baranova, O.K.
  • Johnson, D.R.
  • Boyer, T.P.
  • Mishonov, A.V.
  • Parsons, A.R.
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science 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/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS SeaDataNet Ship and Platform Codes
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • BATHYTHERMOGRAPHS
  • CONDUCTIVITY METERS
  • CTD > Conductivity, Temperature, Depth
  • MBT > Mechanical Bathythermographs
  • SALINOMETERS
  • TEMPERATURE PROBES
  • TEMPERATURE SENSORS
  • THERMISTORS
  • THERMOMETERS
  • THERMOSALINOGRAPHS
  • XBT > Expendable Bathythermographs
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • GODAR > Global Oceanographic Data Archaeology and Rescue Project
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Seidov, D.; Baranova, O.K.; Johnson, D.R.; Boyer, T.P.; Mishonov, A.V.; Parsons, A.R. (2016). Northwest Atlantic Regional Climatology (NCEI Accession 0155889). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.7289/v5rf5s2q. Accessed [date].
Access Constraints
  • 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.
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Processing Steps
  • 2016-07-20T09:59:08Z - NCEI Accession 0155889 v1.1 was published.
Output Datasets
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • bathythermograph - BT
  • bathythermograph - MBT
  • bathythermograph - XBT
  • bottle
  • conductivity sensor
  • CTD
  • laboratory analysis
  • salinometer
  • temperature probe
  • Temperature Sensors
  • thermistor
  • thermograph
  • thermometer
  • thermosalinographs
  • XCTD
Platform
  • MULTIPLE SHIPS
  • MULTIPLE SHIPS
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