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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.
Available grids:
1.00    0.25    0.10   
 
Available fields:

 
Available formats:
ASCII (.csv)
ArcGIS (.dbf, .shp, .shx)


 
Salinity: statistical mean data file links (1.00 grid)
climatology.tar.gz (2.2 MB)
AnnualSeasonalMonthly
s00mn01.csv s13mn01.csv - Winter
s14mn01.csv - Spring
s15mn01.csv - Summmer
s16mn01.csv - Autumn
s01mn01.csv - January
s02mn01.csv - February
s03mn01.csv - March
s04mn01.csv - April
s05mn01.csv - May
s06mn01.csv - June
s07mn01.csv - July
s08mn01.csv - August
s09mn01.csv - September
s10mn01.csv - October
s11mn01.csv - November
s12mn01.csv - December

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 1.00-degree square which contain at least one measurement for the given oceanographic variable.
     
  • The number of observations of each variable in each 1.00-degree square of the World Ocean at each standard depth level.
     
  • The standard deviation about the statistical mean of each variable in each 1.00-degree square at each standard depth level.
     
  • The standard error of the mean of each variable in each 1.00-degree square at each standard depth level.
     
  • The seasonal or monthly climatology minus the annual climatology at each 1.00-degree square at each standard depth.
     
  • The statistical mean minus the climatological mean at each 1.00-degree square at each standard depth. This value is used as an estimate of interpolation and smoothing error.
     
  • The number of 1.00-degree squares within the smallest radius of influence around each 1.00-degree square which contain a statistical mean.
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