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World Ocean Database 2013 (WOD13) is an update of World Ocean Database 2009 (WOD09). All data are available online presorted by 10 ° geographic squares, by year or by user specified criteria. More info (465 KB).

This is the World Ocean Database with data and quality control flags exactly as used for the World Ocean Atlas 2013 climatologies. It is a preserved record of input data. The main World Ocean Database dataset builds on this record and includes updates and new data.

Note: The WOD13 has extended standard depth levels. The 40 standard depth levels used in previous versions of WOD are all among the 137 standard depth levels used in WOD13, to provide continuity.

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