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Global Ocean Heat and Salt Content: Seasonal, Yearly, and Pentadal Fields

Data distribution figures for temperature and salinity observations, temperature and salinity anomaly fields for depths 0-2000m, heat content and steric sea level (thermosteric, halosteric, total) are updated quarterly. Temperature anomalies and heat content fields are detailed in World Ocean Heat Content and Thermosteric Sea Level change (0-2000 m), 1955-2010, publication (pdf, 8.1 MB). The same calculations have been extended to keep the fields current and include fields of salinity anomalies, and steric sea level components. Explanation of differences in heat content between published work and online values is outlined in the comments (pdf, 4.2 MB). Information regarding erroneus values is outlined in the notes.

Temperature
Vertically Averaged Temperature Anomaly
Heat Content
Thermosteric Sea Level
Vertically Averaged Salinity Anomaly
Halosteric Sea Level
Total Steric Sea Level