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Data distribution figures for temperature and salinity observations, temperature and salinity anomaly fields for depths 0-2000m, heat content and steric sea level
(thermosteric, halosteric, total). Temperature anomalies and heat content fields are detailed in World Ocean Heat Content and Thermosteric Sea Level change (0-2000 m),
1955-2010
, pdf (8.1 MB). The same calculations have been extended to keep the fields current and include fields of salinity anomalies, and steric sea level components.
Explanation of differences in heat content between published work and online values is outlined in the notes (pdf, 4.2 MB).

Note: Between 0600 GMT and 1800 GMT Feb 14 2019, data and figures for all ocean heat, salt, and steric sea level variables had erroneous values for year 2018,
all four quarters of 2018, and pentad 2014-2018. This was due to a test run of the system without Argo floats - the results of which were meant to be internal only.

Note: Between 1100 GMT May 10 2019 and 2100 GMT July 18 2019, data and figures for all salt, halosteric and total steric sea level variables had extreme anomalous
values for the first quarter (Jan - Mar) of 2019. The extreme anomalous values were a result of an area of deep (50m-2000m) and extreme freshening (<-3 salinity anomaly)
in the Arctic Ocean and were a product of limited in situ drifting buoy float data in the area. After careful consideration, we determined to flag these data.
Due to the scarcity of data in the area, the objective analysis of the limited drifting buoy float observations created a very large and fresh area in the Arctic Ocean,
which is not representative of actual conditions.

Temperature
Vertically Averaged Temperature Anomaly
Heat Content
Thermosteric Sea Level
Salinity
Vertically Averaged Salinity Anomaly
Halosteric Sea Level
Total Steric Sea Level
 
3-Month vertically averaged temperature anomaly 0-100 m
3-Month vertically averaged temperature anomaly 0-700 m
3-Month vertically averaged temperature anomaly 0-2000 m
Yearly vertically averaged temperature anomaly 0-100 m
Yearly vertically averaged temperature anomaly 0-700 m
Yearly vertically averaged temperature anomaly 0-2000 m
Pentadal vertically averaged temperature anomaly 0-100 m
Pentadal vertically averaged temperature anomaly 0-700 m
Pentadal vertically averaged temperature anomaly 0-2000 m
3-Month vertically averaged salinity anomaly 0-100 m
3-Month vertically averaged salinity anomaly 0-700 m
3-Month vertically averaged salinity anomaly 0-2000 m
Yearly vertically averaged salinity anomaly 0-100 m
Yearly vertically averaged salinity anomaly 0-700 m
Yearly vertically averaged salinity anomaly 0-2000 m
Pentadal vertically averaged salinity anomaly 0-100 m
Pentadal vertically averaged salinity anomaly 0-700 m
Pentadal vertically averaged salinity anomaly 0-2000 m
Your computer is JavaScript disabled. 3-Month vertically averaged temperature anomaly 0-100 m
3-Month vertically averaged temperature anomaly 0-700 m
3-Month vertically averaged temperature anomaly 0-2000 m
Yearly vertically averaged temperature anomaly 0-100 m
Yearly vertically averaged temperature anomaly 0-700 m
Yearly vertically averaged temperature anomaly 0-2000 m
Pentadal vertically averaged temperature anomaly 0-100 m
Pentadal vertically averaged temperature anomaly 0-700 m
Pentadal vertically averaged temperature anomaly 0-2000 m
3-Month vertically averaged salinity anomaly 0-100 m
3-Month vertically averaged salinity anomaly 0-700 m
3-Month vertically averaged salinity anomaly 0-2000 m
Yearly vertically averaged salinity anomaly 0-100 m
Yearly vertically averaged salinity anomaly 0-700 m
Yearly vertically averaged salinity anomaly 0-2000 m
Pentadal vertically averaged salinity anomaly 0-100 m
Pentadal vertically averaged salinity anomaly 0-700 m
Pentadal vertically averaged salinity anomaly 0-2000 m
*Notes: Switch to integral / mean anomaly figures
  1. 3-Month Vertically Averaged Temperature Anomaly 0-100 meters layer
  2. 3-Month Vertically Averaged Temperature Anomaly 0-700 meters layer
  3. 3-Month Vertically Averaged Temperature Anomaly 0-2000 meters layer
  4. Yearly Vertically Averaged Temperature Anomaly 0-100 meters layer
  5. Yearly Vertically Averaged Temperature Anomaly 0-700 meters layer
  6. Yearly Vertically Averaged Temperature Anomaly 0-2000 meters layer
  7. Pentadal Vertically Averaged Temperature Anomaly 0-100 meters layer
  8. Pentadal Vertically Averaged Temperature Anomaly 0-700 meters layer
  9. Pentadal Vertically Averaged Temperature Anomaly 0-2000 meters layer
  10. 3-Month Vertically Averaged Salinity Anomaly 0-100 meters layer
  11. 3-Month Vertically Averaged Salinity Anomaly 0-700 meters layer
  12. 3-Month Vertically Averaged Salinity Anomaly 0-2000 meters layer
  13. Yearly Vertically Averaged Salinity Anomaly 0-100 meters layer
  14. Yearly Vertically Averaged Salinity Anomaly 0-700 meters layer
  15. Yearly Vertically Averaged Salinity Anomaly 0-2000 meters layer
  16. Pentadal Vertically Averaged Salinity Anomaly 0-100 meters layer
  17. Pentadal Vertically Averaged Salinity Anomaly 0-700 meters layer
  18. Pentadal Vertically Averaged Salinity Anomaly 0-2000 meters layer

 
 

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