SOCAT: Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas

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SOCAT:  Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas
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SOCAT (Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas)  represents an effort to "provide a comprehensive, publicly available, regularly updated, global data set of marine surface CO2, which had been subject to quality control (QC)." The data sets are comprised of observations (ship track) and gridded data.

Key Strengths

Key Strengths

Quality controlled

Please cite data sources, following the data providers' instructions
Suggested Data Citation
Hosted Climate Index Files
None
Data Access
Usage Restrictions
None

Cite this page

Acknowledgement of any material taken from or knowledge gained from this page is appreciated:

National Center for Atmospheric Research Staff (Eds). Last modified "The Climate Data Guide: SOCAT: Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas .” Retrieved from https://climatedataguide.ucar.edu/climate-data/socat-surface-ocean-co2-atlas on 2024-02-28.


Citation of datasets is separate and should be done according to the data providers' instructions. If known to us, data citation instructions are given in the Data Access section, above.


Acknowledgement of the Climate Data Guide project is also appreciated:

Schneider, D. P., C. Deser, J. Fasullo, and K. E. Trenberth, 2013: Climate Data Guide Spurs Discovery and Understanding. Eos Trans. AGU, 94, 121–122, https://doi.org/10.1002/2013eo130001

Key Figures

SOCAT May climatology. (Climate Data Guide; D. Shea)

SOCAT 2007 yearly file. (Climate Data Guide; D. Shea)

Other Information

Earth system components and main variables
Type of data product
Dataset collections

Years of record
to
Data time period extended
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Timestep
Climatology, Monthly, Annual
Domain
Formats:
Input Data
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Vertical Levels:
Missing Data Flag
None
Ocean or Land
Ocean Only
Spatial Resolution

0.25x0.25

,

1x1

Model Resolution (reanalysis)
None
Data Assimilation Method
None
Model Vintage (reanalysis)
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