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.


Physical oceanography


climatology, World Ocean, Argo, EAPE, compensated density, standard deviation, statistical moments


80N, -80S, 180E, -180W


Mean, standard deviation, skewness and kurtosis of isopycnal vertical displacement; and EAPE
2 GoNetCDFQuality controlled data
Mean quantities and standard deviation of CT and squared Brunt Vaisala frequency
3 GoNetCDFQuality controlled data
How to cite
Roullet Guillaume (2020). World Ocean Atlas of Argo inferred statistics. SEANOE.
In addition to properly cite this dataset, it would be appreciated that the following work(s) be cited too, when using this dataset in a publication :
Roullet Guillaume, Capet Xavier, Maze Guillaume (2014). Global Interior Eddy Available Potential Energy Diagnosed from Argo Floats. Geophysical Research Letters. 41 (5). 1651-1656.,

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