The Northern North Pacific (NNP) plays a significant role in long-term earth and ocean climate change. It is also a region of high importance for regional marine ecosystems, and especially for regional fisheries.
To provide an improved oceanographic foundation and reference for multi-disciplinary studies of the NNP, NCEI Regional Climatology Team1 developed a new set of high-resolution quality-controlled long-term annual, seasonal and monthly mean temperature and salinity fields on different depth levels. This new regional climatology is based on the World Ocean Database archive of temperature and salinity from observations spanning over more than a hundred years and incorporates a great deal of new data not previously available.
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1 How to cite: Seidov, D., O.K. Baranova, T.P. Boyer, A.V. Mishonov and A.R. Parsons (2016), Northern North Pacific Regional Climatology, Regional Climatology Team, NOAA/NCEI, (www.nodc.noaa.gov/OC5/regional_climate/nnp-climate), dataset doi:10.7289/V5KK98TQ.