International Quality Controlled Ocean Database (IQuOD) version 0.1 - aggregated and community quality controlled ocean profile data 1772-2018 (NCEI Accession 0170893)

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This data set includes subsurface ocean profiles of temperature, salinity, oxygen, nutrients, ocean tracers, optics, and biology (chlorophyll, plankton) taken from 1772 to 2018 in the global ocean using bottles, CTD, XBT, MBT, profiling floats, moored buoys, ice drifting buoys, gliders, towed profilers, and instrumented pinnipeds. This data set was prepared at NCEI in CF compliant netCDF ragged array format under the direction of the IQuOD project. The IQuOD (International Quality-controlled Ocean Database) effort is being organized by the oceanographic community, and includes experts in data quality and management, climate modelers and the broader climate-related community. The primary focus of IQuOD is to produce and freely distribute the highest quality and complete single ocean profile repository along with (intelligent) metadata and assigned uncertainties for use in ocean climate research applications. This goal will be achieved by developing and implementing an internationally agreed framework. IQuOD v0.1 is a preliminary data set which includes uncertainties on each temperature measurement and intelligent metadata for identifying critical missing information.
  • Cite as: The IQuOD Team (2018). International Quality Controlled Ocean Database (IQuOD) version 0.1 - aggregated and community quality controlled ocean profile data 1772-2018 (NCEI Accession 0170893). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Distribution Formats
  • netCDF (Version: netCDF-4)
    • File Specification: IQuOD Multi-cast file
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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 1772-12-15 to 2018-01-04
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90
S: -90
E: 180
W: -180
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • International Quality Controlled Ocean Database (IQuOD) version 0.1 - aggregated and community quality controlled ocean profile data 1772-present
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  • International Quality controlled Ocean Database (IQuOD)
  • Parent ID (indicates this is related to other data):
    • gov.noaa.nodc:IQuODv0.1
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2018-03-26
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 produce and freely distribute the most globally complete, consistent and highest quality historical ocean temperature (and other physical tracers) profile database, along with metadata and assigned uncertainties.
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: The IQuOD Team (2018). International Quality Controlled Ocean Database (IQuOD) version 0.1 - aggregated and community quality controlled ocean profile data 1772-2018 (NCEI Accession 0170893). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
  • The IQuOD Team
Contributors
Resource Providers
Sponsors
  • WCRP CLIVAR Global Synthesis and observations Panel (GSOP)
  • Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) Working Group 148, funded by national SCOR committees and a grant to SCOR from the U.S. National Science Foundation (Grant OCE-1546580)
  • Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO/ International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IOC/IODE) IQuOD Steering Group
  • Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE) community
  • Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison (PCMDI)
  • Australian Government's National Environmental Science Program through the Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub
  • Ministry of Environment of Japan, and Environmental Restoration and Conservation Agency of Japan (The Environment Research and Technology Development Fund [2-1506]
Publishers
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS > HUMIDITY > ABSOLUTE HUMIDITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND DIRECTION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD FREQUENCY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD TYPES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS > PRIMARY PRODUCTION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > WATER DEPTH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > ALKALINITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > AMMONIA
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > CARBON DIOXIDE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > CHLOROPHYLL
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > INORGANIC CARBON
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NITRATE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NITRITE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > ORGANIC CARBON
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PHOSPHATE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > SILICATE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > ATTENUATION/TRANSMISSION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > OCEAN COLOR
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > SECCHI DEPTH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN PRESSURE > WATER PRESSURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > SEA STATE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE HEIGHT
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE PERIOD
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE SPEED/DIRECTION
  • 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 Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • AIRCRAFT
  • BUOYS
  • MOORINGS
  • NOAA-11 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-11
  • OCEAN PLATFORMS
  • SEAGLIDER
  • SHIPS
  • SUBMARINE
  • TAO > TROPICAL ATMOSPHERE OCEAN
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • BATHYTHERMOGRAPHS
  • CTD > Conductivity, Temperature, Depth
  • FLUOROMETERS
  • MBT > Mechanical Bathythermographs
  • OXYGEN METERS
  • SCANFISH > SHIP-TOWED UNDULATING VEHICLE
  • SECCHI DISKS
  • XBT > Expendable Bathythermographs
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > BLACK SEA
  • CONTINENT > EUROPE > EASTERN EUROPE > BLACK SEA
  • CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > GREAT LAKES, CANADA
  • CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > GREAT LAKES
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > BARENTS SEA
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > BEAUFORT SEA
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > BALTIC SEA
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > BAY OF FUNDY
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > DAVIS STRAIT
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF ST LAWRENCE
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > IRISH SEA
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > MEDITERRANEAN SEA
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > MEDITERRANEAN SEA > ADRIATIC SEA
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH SEA
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORWEGIAN SEA
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
  • OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > ARABIAN SEA
  • OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > ARABIAN SEA > PERSIAN GULF
  • OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > BAY OF BENGAL
  • OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > RED SEA
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN > HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > BERING SEA
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > GULF OF ALASKA
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > SEA OF JAPAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > SEA OF OKHOTSK
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > EAST CHINA SEA
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH CHINA AND EASTERN ARCHIPELAGIC SEAS
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH CHINA SEA
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > YELLOW SEA
  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS