NOAA Satellite and Information Service
The Arctic Ocean is an area of intense activity both for environmental and commercial interests.
Climate change has disproportionally affected this region with rising ocean temperatures and continued loss of summer sea ice extent.
Oil and mineral exploration and exploitation are occurring and intensifying. To facilitate studies of the region we present a new set of high-resolution
long-term mean surface/subsurface temperature and salinity fields. These mean fields incorporate a great deal of data not previously available.
The first version of a set of temperature and salinity climatological mean fields for the Oceanographic Atlas of the East Asian Seas
is available as a result of an international collaboration of the NODC and the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute
(Republic of Korea).
The user may view or download temperature and/or salinity climatological mean and related statistics files.
A set of mean fields at 1°, 0.25°, and 0.10° resolution for temperature, salinity, oxygen, phosphate, silicate, and nitrate for the Gulf of Mexico
are available for viewing and downloading.