GOM Regional Climatology: Salinity 1.00 degree 
To download the Salinity climatological files, you may download an individual file or a tar file of all climatological fields and related statistics.
Information on downloading and reading the data is available from WOA09 Instructions.



Salinity: statistical mean data file links (1.00 grid) 


File naming conventions:
[V][TT][FF][GG].[EXT]
where:
[V]  variable
[TT]  time period
[FF]  field type
[GG]  grid (01 1.00, 04  0.25, 10  0.10)
[EXT]  file extention
Note: '.csv'  ASCII comma separated;
'.dbf', '.shp', '.shx'  ArcGIS shape files


Short description of the statistical fields in WOA09

Objectively analyzed climatologies are the objectively interpolated mean fields for an oceanographic variable at standard depth levels for the World Ocean.

The statistical mean is the average of all unflagged interpolated values at each standard depth level for each variable in each 1.00degree
square which contain at least one measurement for the given oceanographic variable.

The number of observations of each variable in each 1.00degree square of the World Ocean at each standard depth level.

The standard deviation about the statistical mean of each variable in each 1.00degree square at each standard depth level.
 The standard error of the mean of each variable in each 1.00degree square at each standard depth level.
 The seasonal or monthly climatology minus the annual climatology at each 1.00degree square at each standard depth.
 The statistical mean minus the climatological mean at each 1.00degree square at each standard depth. This value is used as an estimate of interpolation and smoothing error.

The number of 1.00degree squares within the smallest radius of influence around each 1.00degree square which contain a statistical mean.
