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CONTENTS OF WORLD OCEAN ATLAS 2001 CD-ROMS


DATA CD-ROMs

The DATA CD-ROMS (WOA01-01 through WOA01-03) contain objectively analyzed fields (one-degree grid) and statistics (unanalyzed) for one-degree squares and five-degree squares at standard depth levels (Table 1) for all ocean variables, and for the 0 - 200 meter layer for the plankton biomass values.


Table 1. Standard depth levels and corresponding depths (meters).
 
Depth Level Depth Level Depth Level
0 1 300 12 1400 23
10 2 400 13 1500 24
20 3 500 14 1750 25
30 4 600 15 2000 26
50 5 700 16 2500 27
75 6 800 17 3000 28
100 7 900 18 3500 29
125 8 1000 19 4000 30
150 9 1100 20 4500 31
200 10 1200 21 5000 32
250 11 1300 22 5500 33

The maximum depth for which objective analyses and statistics were computed for each variable and for each climatological compositing periods is shown in Table 2.


Table 2. Availability of objective analyses and statistics by climatological compositing
periods for each ocean variable, and the maximum depth for which objective analyses
and statistics were computed. A dash character "-" indicates these products were not
computed for the specified variable and climatological time period.
 
Variable Annual Seasonal Monthly
Temperature 5500 5500 1500
Salinity 5500 5500 1500
Dissolved oxygen 5500 5500 1500
Apparent oxygen utilization 5500 5500 1500
Percent oxygen saturation 5500 5500 1500
Phosphate 5500 500 500
Nitrate 5500 500 500
Silicate 5500 500 500
Chlorophyll 100 surface -
Total Plankton Biomass:

All biomass types1

Calculated Carbon Mass


0-2002

0-2002


-

0-2002


- -

1 Includes Displacement Volume, Settled Volume, Wet Mass, Dry Mass, and Ash-free Dry Mass.
2 Plankton Biomass is a mean of net tows covering 0 - 200 meters.

Objectively analyzed fields (one-degree grid) and difference from the annual mean fields are available for all the variables listed in Table 2. The statistics (for one-degree and five degree squares) for all variables listed in Table 2 (except plankton biomass) include:

In addition to the above statistics and objective analyses, additional fields were computed and are available. These include:

The available fields for plankton biomass include:


FIGURES DVDs

The DVD section of this product contains PDF images of the fields described in the previous section:

For the purpose of this product, the seasons are defined based on the Northern Hemisphere as Winter (January-March), Spring (April-June), Summer (July-September), and Fall (October-December). Table 2 lists the maximum depths and available fields for each variable in WOA01.


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