Using data from the Indian Ocean Hydrobase (IOHB) (Kobayashi et al., 2006), Hydrobase2 (Curry, 2002), and Southern Ocean Atlas (Orsi and Whitworth, 2010) databases along with the improved spatial and temporal coverage provided by ARGO profiling data, new estimates of ocean salinity and temperature change (0-2000m) for the period 1950-2008 are derived. The data have been used to track changes in the hydrological cycle associated with global warming.
When using this data, please cite Durack & Wijffels, 2010 and include recognition of the global Argo program in the acknowledgements: "This analysis is based on data made freely available by the International Argo Program and the national programs that contribute to it (http://www.argo.ucsd.edu)."
National Center for Atmospheric Research Staff (Eds). Last modified 20 Feb 2014. "The Climate Data Guide: Global Ocean Salinity Change, 1950-2008 (Durack-Wijffels)." Retrieved from https://climatedataguide.ucar.edu/climate-data/global-ocean-salinity-change-1950-2008-durack-wijffels.