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Other research product . Other ORP type . 2018

Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT) gridded data products

Sabine, C. L.; Hankin, S.; Koyuk, H.; Bakker, D. C. E.; Pfeil, B.; Olsen, A.; Metzl, N.; +69 Authors
Open Access
English
Published: 27 Sep 2018
Publisher: Copernicus Publications
Abstract

As a response to public demand for a well-documented, quality controlled, publically available, global surface ocean carbon dioxide (CO2) data set, the international marine carbon science community developed the Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT). The first SOCAT product is a collection of 6.3 million quality controlled surface CO2 data from the global oceans and coastal seas, spanning four decades (1968–2007). The SOCAT gridded data presented here is the second data product to come from the SOCAT project. Recognizing that some groups may have trouble working with millions of measurements, the SOCAT gridded product was generated to provide a robust, regularly spaced CO2 fugacity (fCO2) product with minimal spatial and temporal interpolation, which should be easier to work with for many applications. Gridded SOCAT is rich with information that has not been fully explored yet (e.g., regional differences in the seasonal cycles), but also contains biases and limitations that the user needs to recognize and address (e.g., local influences on values in some coastal regions).

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Funded by
EC| CARBOCHANGE
Project
CARBOCHANGE
Changes in carbon uptake and emissions by oceans in a changing climate
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 264879
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | ENV
,
NSF| Support for International Research Projects and Working Groups Through SCOR
Project
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 0938349
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Geosciences | Division of Ocean Sciences
,
NSF| Support for the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
Project
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 1068958
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Geosciences | Division of Ocean Sciences
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European Marine Science Marine Environmental Science : Changes in carbon uptake and emissions by oceans in a changing climate
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