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World Ocean Isopycnal Level Absolute Geostrophic Velocity (WOIL-V) Inverted from GDEM with the P-Vector Method

Naval Ocean Analysis and Prediction (NOAP) Laboratory, Department of Oceanography, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA 93943, USA
Received: 28 September 2017 / Revised: 21 December 2017 / Accepted: 2 January 2018 / Published: 7 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Open Data and Robust & Reliable GIScience)
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Abstract

Three-dimensional dataset of world ocean climatological annual and monthly mean absolute geostrophic velocity in isopycnal level (called WOIL-V) has been produced from the United States (U.S.) Navy’s Generalized Digital Environmental Model (GDEM) temperature and salinity fields (open access from the website http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/iso?id=gov.noaa.nodc:9600094) using the P-vector method. The data have horizontal resolution of 0.5° × 0.5°, and 222 isopycnal-levels. The total 13 data files include annual and monthly mean values. The WOIL-V is the only dataset of absolute geostrophic velocity in isopycnal level compatible to the GDEM (T, S) fields, and provides background ocean currents for oceanographic and climatic studies, especially in ocean modeling with the isopycnal coordinate system. View Full-Text
Keywords: isopycnal level; world ocean geostrophic velocity; GDEM; P-vector method; climatology isopycnal level; world ocean geostrophic velocity; GDEM; P-vector method; climatology
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