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OS | Articles | Volume 14, issue 5
Ocean Sci., 14, 1127–1146, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-14-1127-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Ocean Sci., 14, 1127–1146, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-14-1127-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 27 Sep 2018

Research article | 27 Sep 2018

World Ocean Circulation Experiment – Argo Global Hydrographic Climatology

Viktor Gouretski
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Approach: In situ Observations | Phenomena: Temperature, Salinity and Density Fields | Depth Range: All Depths | Geographical Range: All Geographic Regions
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The new gridded WOCE-Argo Global Hydrographic Climatology (WAGHC) is described and compared with the NOAA WOA13 atlas. The monthly fields of temperature and salinity for 65 depth levels have a 1/4° spatial resolution. Two versions of the climatology were produced and differ with respect to the spatial interpolation performed on isobaric or isopycnal surfaces, respectively. The climatology characterizes the thermohaline state of the world ocean for the time period from 2008 to 2012.
The new gridded WOCE-Argo Global Hydrographic Climatology (WAGHC) is described and compared with...
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