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World Ocean Atlas 2005 (WOA05) climatologies and related statistics in netCDF format. Courtesy of Mark Collier - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

Additional information is also available from the documentation (pdf, 0.77 MB).
For any questions about WOA05 in netCDF format, please e-mail

Data access - climatologies and related statistics in netCDF format
Note: All seasonal data are in one file for each statistical field and the monthly data are listed this way as well. Otherwise, the naming convention is the same as native format files. For OPeNDAP access please go to
Disclaimer from CSIRO: "CSIRO did not generate the ASCII text format data for the World Ocean Atlas 2005, and takes no credit or responsibility for it. The conversion of the World Ocean Atlas 2005 ASCII text format data to netCDF format is quite straightforward, however, it is up to the users of the CSIRO netCDF version of the NODC World Ocean Atlas 2005 to check and reassure themselves of its numerical integrity and applicability to research applications. The CSIRO netCDF version of the NODC World Ocean Atlas 2005 archive may be modified or updated at any time without any prior warning. If you have any questions regarding this document (pdf, 0.77 MB), please contact the author, preferably by e-mail."

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