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Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT) gridded data products


Sabine, CL and Hankin, S and Koyuk, H and Bakker, DCE and Pfeil, B and Olsen, A and Metzl, N and Kozyr, A and Fassbender, A and Manke, A and Malczyk, J and Akl, J and Alin, SR and Bellerby, RGJ and Borges, A and Boutin, J and Brown, PJ and Cai, W-J and Chavez, FP and Chen, A and Cosca, C and Feely, RA and Gonzalez-Davila, M and Goyet, C and Hardman-Mountford, N and Heinze, C and Hoppema, M and Hunt, CW and Hydes, D and Ishii, M and Johannessen, T and Key, RM and Kortzinger, A and Landschutzer, P and Lauvset, SK and Lefevre, N and Lenton, A and Lourantou, A and Merlivat, L and Midorikawa, T and Mintrop, L and Miyazaki, C and Murata, A and Nakadate, A and Nakano, Y and Nakaoka, S and Nojiri, Y and Omar, AM and Padin, XA and Park, G-H and Paterson, K and Perez, FF and Pierrot, D and Poisson, A and Rios, AF and Salisbury, J and Santana-Casiano, JM and Sarma, VVSS and Schlitzer, R and Schneider, B and Schuster, U and Sieger, R and Skjelvan, I and Steinhoff, T and Suzuki, T and Takahashi, T and Tedesco, K and Telszewski, M and Thomas, H and Tilbrook, BD and Vandemark, D and Veness, T and Watson, AJ and Weiss, R and Wong, CS and Yoshikawa-Inoue, H, Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT) gridded data products, Earth System Science Data, 5, (1) pp. 145-153. ISSN 1866-3516 (2013) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.5194/essd-5-145-2013


As a response to public demand for a well-documented, quality controlled, publically available, global surface ocean carbon dioxide (CO2) data set, the international marine carbon science community developed the Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT). The first SOCAT product is a collection of 6.3 million quality controlled surface CO2 data from the global oceans and coastal seas, spanning four decades (19682007). The SOCAT gridded data presented here is the second data product to come from the SOCAT project. Recognizing that some groups may have trouble working with millions of measurements, the SOCAT gridded product was generated to provide a robust, regularly spaced CO2 fugacity (fCO2) product with minimal spatial and temporal interpolation, which should be easier to work with for many applications. Gridded SOCAT is rich with information that has not been fully explored yet (e.g., regional differences in the seasonal cycles), but also contains biases and limitations that the user needs to recognize and address (e.g., local influences on values in some coastal regions).

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:global surface ocean carbon dioxide, data set, SOCAT
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Chemical oceanography
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
UTAS Author:Tilbrook, BD (Dr Bronte Tilbrook)
ID Code:87592
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:64
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2013-11-26
Last Modified:2017-11-01
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