World Ocean Atlas of Argo inferred statistics


This dataset provides a World Ocean Atlas of Argo inferred statistics. The primary data are exclusively Argo profiles. The statistics are done using the whole time range covered by the Argo data, starting in July 1997. The atlas is provided with a 0.25° resolution in the horizontal and 63 depths from 0 m to 2,000 m in the vertical. The statistics include means of Conservative Temperature (CT), Absolute Salinity, compensated density, compressiblity factor and vertical isopycnal displacement (VID); standard deviations of CT, VID and the squared Brunt Vaisala frequency; skewness and kurtosis of VID; and Eddy Available Potential Energy (EAPE). The compensated density is the product of the in-situ density times the compressibility factor. It generalizes the virtual density used in Roullet et al. (2014). The compressibility factor is defined so as to remove the dependency with pressure of the in-situ density. The compensated density is used in the computation of the VID and the EAPE.

Metadata Access
Creator Roullet, Guillaume
Publisher SEANOE
Publication Year 2020
Rights CC-BY
OpenAccess true
Contact SEANOE
Resource Type dataset
Discipline Atmospheric Sciences; Climatology; Geosciences; Natural Sciences
Spatial Coverage (-180.000W, -80.000S, 180.000E, 80.000N)