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World Ocean Atlas 2009: Temperature 1 degree (ASCII files)

To download the Temperature 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 file types (1 degree)

File naming conventions (details):
[v][tp][ft][g].gz
where:
[v] - variable
[tp] - time period
[ft] - file type
[g] - grid size
climatology.tar (0.2 GB)
AnnualSeasonalMonthly
AnnualWinter
Spring
Summer
Autumn
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
 

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

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