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Basin time series of vertical mean temperature anomaly

The time series of yearly, pentadal, and 3-month vertical mean temperature anomaly are presented for the 0-100, 0-700, and 0-2000 meters layers. There are one file of yearly and pentadal vertical mean temperature anomaly and four files of 3-month vertical mean temperature anomaly per each depth layer for each of four major oceanic basins: the World Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean (which includes the entire Arctic Ocean), and the Indian Ocean. Each file contains the integral for the entire basin (OB), the northern hemisphere part of the basin (NHPB), and the southern hemisphere part of the basin (SHPB).

Information how to download and read the data is available from Instructions.

Yearly (1955 to 2015)       
  • Basin time series
- Atlantic: 0 - 100, 0 - 700, 0 - 2000 meters
- Indian: 0 - 100, 0 - 700, 0 - 2000 meters
- Pacific: 0 - 100, 0 - 700, 0 - 2000 meters
- World: 0 - 100, 0 - 700, 0 - 2000 meters

 
Pentadal (1955 to 2015)
  • Basin time series
- Atlantic: 0 - 100, 0 - 700, 0 - 2000 meters
- Indian: 0 - 100, 0 - 700, 0 - 2000 meters
- Pacific: 0 - 100, 0 - 700, 0 - 2000 meters
- World: 0 - 100, 0 - 700, 0 - 2000 meters

 
3-Month (1955 to present)
  • Basin time series
- Atlantic: 0 - 100, 0 - 700, 0 - 2000 meters (Jan-Mar)
0 - 100, 0 - 700, 0 - 2000 meters (Apr-Jun)
0 - 100, 0 - 700, 0 - 2000 meters (Jul-Sep)
0 - 100, 0 - 700, 0 - 2000 meters (Oct-Dec)
 
- Indian: 0 - 100, 0 - 700, 0 - 2000 meters (Jan-Mar)
0 - 100, 0 - 700, 0 - 2000 meters (Apr-Jun)
0 - 100, 0 - 700, 0 - 2000 meters (Jul-Sep)
0 - 100, 0 - 700, 0 - 2000 meters (Oct-Dec)
 
- Pacific: 0 - 100, 0 - 700, 0 - 2000 meters (Jan-Mar)
0 - 100, 0 - 700, 0 - 2000 meters (Apr-Jun)
0 - 100, 0 - 700, 0 - 2000 meters (Jul-Sep)
0 - 100, 0 - 700, 0 - 2000 meters (Oct-Dec)
 
- World: 0 - 100, 0 - 700, 0 - 2000 meters (Jan-Mar)
0 - 100, 0 - 700, 0 - 2000 meters (Apr-Jun)
0 - 100, 0 - 700, 0 - 2000 meters (Jul-Sep)
0 - 100, 0 - 700, 0 - 2000 meters (Oct-Dec)

FILE NAMING CONVENTIONS:

    T-dC-[Y]0-[Z]m[X1-X2].dat
     |   | |  | |   |     |
     |   | |  | |   |     the filename extension
     |   | |  | |   the 3-month period, where: '1-3' for Jan-Mar, '4-6' for Apr-Jun,
     |   | |  | |   '7-9' for Jul-Sep, '10-12' for Oct-Dec
     |   | |  | the label refering to depth in meters 
     |   | |  the lower depth of integration ('700') 
     |   | the upper depth of integration ('0' stands for the sea surface)
     |   ocean basins: w - World, p - Pacific, a - Atlantic, i - Indian 
     the label for vertical mean temperature anomaly

For example, file 'T-dC-w0-700m1-3.dat' contains the time series of ocean 3-month (Jan-Mar) 
vertical mean temperature anomaly of the 0-700 m layer for the World Ocean


DATA FORMAT:
Data in each file is organized in column form:
each column corresponds to the time series for ocean basins as outlined below.

1st column - year+0.5 (for the yearly vertical mean temperature anomaly) or mid-point
of five-year compositing period (for the pentadal vertical mean temperature anomaly);
2nd column - time series of vertical mean temperature anomaly of OB;
3rd column - time series of the standard error of vertical mean temperature anomaly of OB;
4th column - time series of vertical mean temperature anomaly of NHPB;
5th column - time series of the standard error of vertical mean temperature anomaly of NHPB;
6th column - time series of vertical mean temperature anomaly of SHPB;
7th column - time series of the standard error of vertical mean temperature anomaly of SHPB.

The first line of file contains the labels for each of 7 columns.
Read the second line through the last line using an equivalent of the FORTRAN FORMAT
(F8.1, 6F8.3) statement.


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