Northeast Pacific Regional Climatology (NCEI Accession 0163799)

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The Northeast Pacific (NEP) new regional climatology is derived from the NCEI World Ocean Database archive of temperature and salinity and covers a time period from 1955 to 2012, or roughly six decades.

The NEP is an important region in the North Pacific Ocean. The NEP is home to the California Current System (CCS) and contains a large coastal upwelling zone along the west coast of North America. The CCS is one of the most productive ecosystems in the World Ocean, and its multidecadal variability is also important for long-term Earth and ocean climate change studies. Due to the economic significance and climatic importance of the CCS, intensive observational and research programs took place over many decades and yielded rich oceanographic data arrays of the CCS and adjacent NEP regions.

To provide an improved oceanographic foundation and reference for multi-disciplinary studies of the CCS and NEP, the NCEI Regional Climatology Team developed a new set of high-resolution, quality-controlled, and long-term annual, seasonal and monthly mean temperature and salinity fields at standard depth levels.
  • Cite as: Seidov, D.; Baranova, O.K.; Boyer, T.P.; Cross, S.L.; Mishonov, A.V.; Parsons, A.R. (2017). Northeast Pacific Regional Climatology (NCEI Accession 0163799). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V5NC5ZDN [access date]
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  • CSV (Version: WOA13,)
  • netCDF (Version: WOA13, NODC_NetCDF_Grid_Template_v1.0, CF-1.6, ACDD-v1.0)
  • shapefile (Version: July 1998)
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Time Period 1955-01-01 to 2012-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 55
S: 20
E: -106
W: -140
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
      Boyer, Tim P.; Antonov, John I.; Baranova Olga K.; Coleman, C.; Garcia, Hernan E.; Grodsky, A.; Johnson, Daphne R.; Locarnini, Ricardo A.; Mishonov, Alexey. V.; O'Brien, Todd O.; Paver, Christopher R.; Reagan, James R.; Seidov, Dan; Smolyar, Igor V.; Zweng, Melissa M.; 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.
  • Northwest Atlantic Regional Climatology (NCEI Accession 0155889)
    • NCEI Accession 0155889
      Seidov, D., O.K. Baranova, D.R. Johnson, T.P. Boyer, A.V. Mishonov and A.R. Parsons (2016), Northwest Atlantic Regional Climatology, Regional Climatology Team, NOAA/NCEI, dataset doi:10.7289/V5RF5S2Q
  • 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: 2017-07-18
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
Purpose To provide an improved oceanographic foundation and reference for multi-disciplinary studies of the California Current System (CCS) and Northeast Pacific (NEP).
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Seidov, D.; Baranova, O.K.; Boyer, T.P.; Cross, S.L.; Mishonov, A.V.; Parsons, A.R. (2017). Northeast Pacific Regional Climatology (NCEI Accession 0163799). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V5NC5ZDN [access date]
Cited Authors
  • Seidov, D.
  • Baranova, O.K.
  • Boyer, T.P.
  • Cross, S.L.
  • Mishonov, A.V.
  • Parsons, A.R.
Resource Providers
Publishers
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
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS > VISIBLE IMAGERY
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 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
  • SALINOMETERS
  • TEMPERATURE PROBES
  • THERMOMETERS
  • THERMOSALINOGRAPHS
  • XBT > Expendable Bathythermographs
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Seidov, D.; Baranova, O.K.; Boyer, T.P.; Cross, S.L.; Mishonov, A.V.; Parsons, A.R. (2017). Northeast Pacific Regional Climatology (NCEI Accession 0163799). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V5NC5ZDN [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2017-07-18T18:22:44 - NCEI Accession 0163799 v1.1 was published.
Output Datasets
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • bathythermograph - BT
  • bathythermograph - MBT
  • bathythermograph - XBT
  • bottle
  • bucket
  • buoy
  • buoy - drifting buoy
  • buoy - moored buoy
  • CTD
  • CTD - moored CTD
  • salinometer
  • temperature probe
  • thermograph
  • thermometer
  • thermosalinographs
  • XCTD
Last Modified: 2018-03-19T20:21:01
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