2000-2015 climatology of the Subtropical Mode Waters and Permanent Pycnocline properties in the World Ocean

Date 2018
Temporal extent 2000 -2015
Author(s) Feucher CharleneORCID1, Maze GuillaumeORCID1, Mercier HerleORCID1
Affiliation(s) 1 : Ifremer, France
DOI 10.17882/56503
Publisher SEANOE
Keyword(s) World Ocean, Argo, Subtropical gyre, Stratification, Pycnocline
Abstract

This dataset contains OAC-P results from application to Argo data in the World Ocean :


  • the 2000-2015 climatology of OAC-P results mapped onto a 0.5x0.5 grid with mapping error estimates;

  • the 2000-2015 probability density function of the permanent pycnocline potential density referenced to the sea surface vs Brunt-Väisälä frequency squared.OAC-P is an "Objective Algorithm for the Characterization of the permanent Pycnocline" developed to characterize subtropical gyre stratification features with both observed and modeled potential density profiles. OAC-P estimates the following properties:

  • for the permanent pycnocline: depth, upper and lower thicknesses, Brunt-Väisälä frequency squared, potential density, temperature and salinity;

  • for the surface mode water overlying the permanent pycnocline: depth, Brunt-Väisälä frequency squared, potential density, temperature and salinity.

Argo data were download from Coriolis Argo GDAC on February, 8th 2016. Only Argo data with QC=1, 2, 5 or 8 were used.

Licence CC-BY-ND
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Feucher Charlene, Maze Guillaume, Mercier Herle (2018). 2000-2015 climatology of the Subtropical Mode Waters and Permanent Pycnocline properties in the World Ocean. SEANOE. https://doi.org/10.17882/56503