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An update to the Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT version 2)


Bakker, DCE and Pfeil, B and Smith, K and Hankin, S and Olsen, A and Alin, SR and Cosca, C and Harasawa, S and Kozyr, A and Nojiri, Y and O'Brien, KM and Schuster, U and Telszewski, M and Tilbrook, BD and Wada, C and Akl, J and Barbero, L and Bates, NR and Boutin, J and Bozec, Y and Cai, W-J and Castle, RD and Chavez, FP and Chen, L and Chierici, M and Currie, K and de Baar, HJW and Evans, W and Feely, RA and Fransson, A and Gao, Z and Hales, B and Hardman-Mountford, NJ and Hoppema, M and Huang, W-J and Hunt, CW and Huss, B and Ichikawa, T and Johannessen, T and Jones, EM and Jones, SD and Jutterstrom, S and Kitidis, V and Kortzinger, A and Landschutzer, P and Lauvset, SK and Lefevre, N and Manke, AB and Mathis, JT and Merlivat, L and Metzl, N and Murata, A and Newberger, T and Omar, AM and Ono, T and Park, G-H and Paterson, K and Pierrot, D and Rios, AF and Sabine, CL and Saito, S and Salisbury, J and Sarma, VVSS and Schlitzer, R and Sieger, R and Skjelvan, I and Steinhoff, T and Sullivan, KF and Sun, H and Sutton, AJ and Suzuki, T and Sweeney, C and Takahashi, T and Tjiputra, J and Tsurushima, N and van Heuven, SMAC and Vandemark, D and Vlahos, P and Wallace, DWR and Wanninkhof, R and Watson, AJ, An update to the Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT version 2), Earth System Science Data, 6, (1) pp. 69-90. ISSN 1866-3516 (2014) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.5194/essd-6-69-2014


The Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT), an activity of the international marine carbon research community, provides access to synthesis and gridded fCO2 (fugacity of carbon dioxide) products for the surface oceans. Version 2 of SOCAT is an update of the previous release (version 1) with more data (increased from 6.3 million to 10.1 million surface water fCO2 values) and extended data coverage (from 19682007 to 19682011). The quality control criteria, while identical in both versions, have been applied more strictly in version 2 than in version 1. The SOCAT website ( has links to quality control comments, metadata, individual data set files, and synthesis and gridded data products. Interactive online tools allow visitors to explore the richness of the data. Applications of SOCAT include process studies, quantification of the ocean carbon sink and its spatial, seasonal, year-to-year and longerterm variation, as well as initialisation or validation of ocean carbon models and coupled climate-carbon models.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:SOCAT, Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas, marine carbon research
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:93000
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:125
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2014-07-04
Last Modified:2017-11-01
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