Synoptic monthly gridded (0.25°) Mediterranean Sea (temperature, salinity, current u, current v) dataset (January 1960 - December 2013) from the NOAA/NCEI WOD Profile Data (NCEI Accession 0157702)

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Synoptic monthly gridded Mediterranean Sea temperature (T), salinity (S), and absolute geostrophic velocity (u, v) fields are produced from the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) World Ocean Database (WOD) (T, S) profiles. The optimal spectral decomposition (OSD) (Chu et al. 2003a, b; 2015) and P vector (Chu 1995) methods are used to establish the synoptic monthly gridded (T, S, u, v) fields with (0.25°×0.25°) horizontal resolution, 57 vertical levels, and monthly increment from January 1960 to December 2013.
  • Cite as: Chu, Peter C.; Fan, Chenwu; Karaaslan, Nuri (2019). Synoptic monthly gridded (0.25°) Mediterranean Sea (temperature, salinity, current u, current v) dataset (January 1960 - December 2013) from the NOAA/NCEI WOD Profile Data (NCEI Accession 0157702). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0157702. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 1960-01-01 to 2013-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 45.625
S: 30.125
E: 35.875
W: -5.375
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General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Chu, P.C., L.M. Ivanov, T.P. Korzhova, T.M. Margolina, and O.M. Melnichenko, 2003: Analysis of sparse and noisy ocean current data using flow decomposition. Part 1: Theory. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 20 (4), 478-491
  • Chu, P.C., L.M. Ivanov, T.P. Korzhova, T.M. Margolina, and O.M. Melnichenko, 2003: Analysis of sparse and noisy ocean current data using flow decomposition. Part 2: Application to Eulerian and Lagrangian data. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 20, 492-512
  • Chu, P.C., R.T. Tokmakian, C.W. Fan, and C.L. Sun, 2015: Optimal spectral decomposition (OSD) for ocean data assimilation. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 32, 828-841
  • Chu, P.C., 1995: P-vector method for determining absolute velocity from hydrographic data. Marine Technology Society Journal, 29 (2), 3-14
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2019-06-04
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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
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Submission Package ID: TBB6G6
Purpose This dataset is available to the public for a wide variety of uses including scientific research and analysis.
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  • Cite as: Chu, Peter C.; Fan, Chenwu; Karaaslan, Nuri (2019). Synoptic monthly gridded (0.25°) Mediterranean Sea (temperature, salinity, current u, current v) dataset (January 1960 - December 2013) from the NOAA/NCEI WOD Profile Data (NCEI Accession 0157702). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0157702. Accessed [date].
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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
Originator Variable Names
  • absolute meridional geostrophic velocity
  • absolute zonal geostrophic velocity
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
NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > MEDITERRANEAN SEA
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
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  • Cite as: Chu, Peter C.; Fan, Chenwu; Karaaslan, Nuri (2019). Synoptic monthly gridded (0.25°) Mediterranean Sea (temperature, salinity, current u, current v) dataset (January 1960 - December 2013) from the NOAA/NCEI WOD Profile Data (NCEI Accession 0157702). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0157702. Accessed [date].
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  • 2019-06-04T20:34:07Z - NCEI Accession 0157702 v1.1 was published.
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Last Modified: 2019-06-05T21:52:23Z
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