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World Ocean Circulation Experiment Global Data Version 2.0
Citation
WOCE (2000). WOCE global data, Version 2.0 [CD-ROMS]. World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE): Southampton. 14 cd-roms pp.,

Access data
Availability: Unrestricted
The data are freely available to anybody and may be used for any purpose. Usage acknowledgement may be required

Description
WOCE Global data version 1.0 (1998) was the first publication of the WOCE data resource in one easy accessible form. Since Version 1.0 there has been significant effort focussed on assembling the remaining WOCE data and metadata. The result of these activities is reflected in the large increases of data and information contained in Version 2.0. Additionally the data in Version 2.0 have been increased in consistency in formatting, labelling and content. The package consistes of 14 CD-Roms of WOCE data, documentation and products. Information on the contents of the disks and getting started are provided in booklet. more

The World Ocean Circulation Experiment is the part of the World Climate Research Programme that is providing improvements in ocean circulation models for use in climate prediction. The oceans are a key element in the climate systemin the way they transport heat and freshwater and exchange these with the atmosphere. The ocean also sequester CO2 released by the burning of fossil fuels. WOCE has used resources from nearly 30 countries to make unprecedented in-situ and satellite observations of the global ocean from 1990-1998 and to observe poorly-understood but imortant physical processes.

Scope
Themes:
Physical
Keywords:
Marine, Marine meteorology, Physical oceanography, World Ocean, World Waters

Geographical coverage
World Ocean
World Waters [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1990 - 1998

Parameters
Bathymetry, Current velocity water, Meteoric conditions, Physicochemical environmental variables, Salinity, Temperature in water

Contributors
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), moresponsordata creator

Related datasets
Following version:
World Ocean Circulation Experiment Global Data Version 3.0, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2006-01-23
Information last updated: 2013-10-29
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