World Ocean Database 2018 Updates 06-01-2018 through 09-30-2018 (NCEI Accession 0183579)

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The World Ocean Database (WOD) is the World's largest publicly available uniform format quality controlled ocean profile dataset. Ocean profile data are sets of measurements of an ocean variable at a single geographic location within a short (minutes to hours) temporal period in some portion of the water column from the surface to the bottom. To be considered a profile for the WOD, there must be more than a single depth/variable pair. Multiple profiles at the same location from the same set of instruments is an oceanographic cast. There are more than 15 million oceanographic casts in the WOD 2018 (WOD18) initial release, from the second voyage of Captain Cook (1772) to the modern Argo floats (end of 2017). Ocean variables in the WOD18 include temperature, salinity, oxygen, nutrients, tracers, and biological variables such as plankton and chlorophyll. Quality control procedures are documented and performed on each cast, the results included as flags on each measurement. The WOD18 presents data in Climate-Forecast netCDF ragged array format for ease of use mindful of space limitations.
  • Cite as: US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > National Centers for Environmental Information (2019). World Ocean Database 2018 Updates 06-01-2018 through 09-30-2018 (NCEI Accession 0183579). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0183579. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 1900-01-01 to 2018-09-30
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90
S: -90
E: 180
W: -180
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2019-07-30
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: US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > National Centers for Environmental Information (2019). World Ocean Database 2018 Updates 06-01-2018 through 09-30-2018 (NCEI Accession 0183579). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0183579. 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 > 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
  • AR/CEADO > Centro Argentino de Datos Oceanograficos, Argentina
  • AU/RAN/DOM/AODC > Australian Oceanographic Data Centre, Directorate of Oceanography and Meteorology, Royal Australian Navy, Australia
  • AWI > Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research
  • BBSR > Bermuda Biological Station for Research
  • BIGELOW > Bigelow Laboratory of Ocean Sciences
  • CA/DFG > Department of Fish and Game, California
  • CA/DFO > Fisheries and Oceans, Canada
  • CA/DFO/BIO > Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Fisheries and Oceans, Canada
  • CA/DFO/IML > Maurice-Lamontagne Institute, Fisheries and Oceans, Canada
  • CA/DFO/MR/SABS > St. Andrews Biological Station, Maritimes Region, Fisheries and Oceans, Canada
  • CLIVAR/CCHDO > CLIVAR and Carbon Hydrographic Data Office
  • COLUMBIA/LDEO > Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
  • CWM/VIMS > Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary
  • DE/BSH/DOD > Deutsches Ozeanographisches Datenzentrum, Bundesamt Fur Seeschifffahrt Und Hydrographie, Germany
  • DK/MFAF/DIFRES > Danish Institute for Fisheries Research, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fish, Denmark
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Services, 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
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS > National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/AFSC > Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/NEFSC > Northeast Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/NWFSC > Northwest Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/SEFSC > Southeast Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/SWFSC > Southwest Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/SWFSC/PFEL > Pacific Fisheries Environmental Laboratory, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NOS > National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NOS/CSC > Coastal Services Center, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CSCOR > Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NOS/OCS > Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NOS/ORR > Office of Response and Restoration, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NWS/NDBC > National Data Buoy Center, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/OAR > OCEANIC & ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH, NOAA, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
  • DOC/NOAA/OAR/AOML > Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/OAR/PMEL > Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/OMAO > NOAA's Office of Marine and Aviation Operations, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/OOE > Office of Ocean Exploration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOD/USNAVY/NAVOCEANO > Naval Oceanographic Office, U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Defense
  • DOD/USNAVY/NPS > Naval Postgraduate School, U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Defense
  • DOE/BNL > Brookhaven National Laboratory, U. S. Department of Energy
  • DOI/NPS > National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • DOI/USFWS > U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • DOI/USGS/CMG/WHSC > Woods Hole Science Center, Coastal and Marine Geology, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • ES/CSIC/ICM > Institut de Ciencies del Mar, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Espana
  • Etudes en Géophysique et Océanographie Spatiales
  • FI/MTC/FIMR > Finnish Institute of Marine Research, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Finland
  • FR/CNRS/UPMC/LOV > Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche, Pierre & Marie Curie University, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
  • FR/CNRS/UPMC/SBR > Station Biologique Roscoff, Pierre & Marie Curie University, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
  • FR/IFREMER/SISMER > Scientific Information Systems for the Sea, French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea, France
  • FR/LEGOS > Laboratoire d&#8217
  • FR/MNHN > Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, France
  • FSU/COAPS > Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Florida State University
  • GU > University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • IEO > Instituto Espanol de Oceanografia
  • IFM-GEOMAR > Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences at the Christian-Albrechts Universität zu Kiel
  • IN/NIO > National Institute of Oceanography, India
  • IRD > L' Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement
  • JP/HPFES > Hyogo Prefectural Fisheries Experimental Station, Japan
  • JP/JAMSTEC > Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan
  • JP/JMA > Japan Meteorological Agency, Japan
  • JP/JODC > Japan Oceanographic Data Center
  • JP/KOPFES > Kochi Prefectural Fisheries Experimental Station, Japan
  • JP/MEXT/NIPR > National Institute of Polar Research, Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, Japan
  • JP/NIES > National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan
  • KR/KORDI > Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute, Republic of Korea
  • LOBP > Centre d'Océanologie de Marseille
  • MBARI > Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
  • MLML > Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
  • MSU > Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • NL/KNMI > Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, Netherlands
  • NL/NWO/NIOZ > Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ)
  • NO/NPI > Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway
  • NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • OR-STATE/CEOAS > College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University
  • OR-STATE/RSOO > Remote Sensing Ocean Optics, Oregon State University
  • RU/RAS/SIO > P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
  • RU/RAS/ZIN > Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
  • RU/ROSHYDROMET/FERHRI > Far East Regional Hydrometeorological Research Institute, Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, Russia
  • SAHFOS > Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science
  • SAIC > Science Applications International Corporation
  • SI/NMNH > National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
  • SWRI > Southwest Research Institute
  • U-BERGEN/GEOPH > Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen
  • U-MIAMI/RSMAS > Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami
  • U-SOTON/NOC > National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton
  • U-TOKYO/ORI > Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo
  • UA/UAS/IBSS > Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas, Ukrainian Academy of Science, Ukraine
  • UAK-F/SFOS/IMS > Institute of Marine Science, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • UC-SB/ICESS > Institute for Computational Earth System Science, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • UGA/SkIO > Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, University of Georgia
  • UK/NERC/BAS > British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom
  • UK/NERC/BODC > British Oceanographic Data Centre, Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom
  • UMAINE/SMS/DMC > Darling Marine Center, School of Marine Science, University of Maine
  • UMCES/HPL > Horns Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • UNI-HAMBURG/BIO/IHFS > Institute of Hydrobiology and Fishery Science, Faculty of Biology, University of Hamburg
  • UNI-HAMBURG/OCEAN-I > Institute of Oceanography, University of Hamburg, Germany
  • URI/GSO > Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island
  • USP/IO > Institituto Oceanografico, Universidade de Sao Paulo
  • UWA/APL/PSC > Polar Science Center, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington
  • WHOI > WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION
  • ZA/CSIR/SADCO > Southern African Data Center for Oceanography, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa
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
  • OCEAN PLATFORMS
  • SEAGLIDER
  • SHIPS
  • SUBMARINE
  • TAO > TROPICAL ATMOSPHERE OCEAN
SeaDataNet Ship and Platform Codes