Climate Data

World Ocean Atlas (WOA09)

World Ocean Atlas 2009 (WOA09) is a set of objectively analyzed (1 degree grid) climatological fields of in situ temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, Apparent Oxygen Utilization (AOU), percent oxygen saturation, phosphate, silicate, and nitrate at standard depth levels for annual, seasonal, and monthly compositing periods for the World Ocean. It also includes associated statistical fields of observed oceanographic profile data interpolated to standard depth levels on both 1 degree and 5 degree grids. Non-gridded data are also available.

temporal metadataID:

Formats

Timestep

Climatology | Monthly | Seasonal | Annual

Data Time Period Extended?

yes, data set is extended

Domain

Spatial Resolution

1x1, 5x5

Ocean or Land

Ocean Only

Vertical Levels

Input Data

insitu

Data Access: Please Cite data sources, following the data providers' instructions.

  1. Locarnini, R. A., A. V. Mishonov, J. I. Antonov, T. P. Boyer, H. E. Garcia, O. K. Baranova, M. M. Zweng, and D. R. Johnson, 2010. World Ocean Atlas 2009, Volume 1: Temperature. S. Levitus, Ed. NOAA Atlas NESDIS 68, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washing
  2. Antonov, J. I., D. Seidov, T. P. Boyer, R. A. Locarnini, A. V. Mishonov, H. E. Garcia, O. K. Baranova, M. M. Zweng, and D. R. Johnson, 2010. World Ocean Atlas 2009, Volume 2: Salinity. S. Levitus, Ed. NOAA Atlas NESDIS 69, U.S. Government Printing Office,
  3. Garcia, H. E., R. A. Locarnini, T. P. Boyer, J. I. Antonov, O. K. Baranova, M. M. Zweng, and D. R. Johnson, 2010. World Ocean Atlas 2009, Volume 3: Dissolved Oxygen, Apparent Oxygen Utilization, and Oxygen Saturation. S. Levitus, Ed. NOAA Atlas NESDIS 70,
  4. Garcia, H. E., R. A. Locarnini, T. P. Boyer, J. I. Antonov, M. M. Zweng, O. K. Baranova, and D. R. Johnson, 2010. World Ocean Atlas 2009, Volume 4: Nutrients (phosphate, nitrate, silicate). S. Levitus, Ed. NOAA Atlas NESDIS 71, U.S. Government Printing Of

Key Figures

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World Ocean Atlas: Dec-Jan_Feb seasonal mean of dissolved oxygen at the surface. (Climate Data Guide; D. Shea)
World Ocean Atlas: Dec-Jan_Feb seasonal mean of dissolved oxygen at a depth of 50 meters. (Climate Data Guide; D. Shea)

Cite this page

National Center for Atmospheric Research Staff (Eds). Last modified 25 Nov 2013. "The Climate Data Guide: World Ocean Atlas (WOA09)." Retrieved from https://climatedataguide.ucar.edu/climate-data/world-ocean-atlas-woa09.

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