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World-wide ocean optics database (WOOD) 1900-2011 (NCEI Accession 0092528)

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The World-wide Ocean Optics Database (WOOD) was developed to be a comprehensive publicly-available oceanographic bio-optical database providing global coverage. It includes nearly 250 major data sources (including international contributions as well as US sources (e.g., NASA, NODC) of optics and chlorophyll profiles) and holds over 40 derived and measured physical properties of interest to optical oceanography, including Inherent and Apparent Optical Properties (IOPs and AOPs), pigments and nutrients, Secchi depths, along with co-located supporting parameters such as temperature and salinity.
  • Cite as: Smart, Jeffrey H.; Johns Hopkins University > Applied Physics Laboratory (2012). World-wide ocean optics database (WOOD) 1900-2011 (NCEI Accession 0092528). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0092528. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 1900-01-01 to 2011-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
West: -180
East: 180
South: -84
North: 82
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2012-09-24
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Purpose The primary goal of this work has been to establish a unified optics database that collects, in one place and in one format, as many of bio-optical data sets as possible. The data have been converted to a common data format with extensive efforts in editing wild points and the removal of spurious data regions. Optical measurements are recorded at the measured wavelength. One parameter of particular interest is Kd, the diffuse attenuation coefficient which is either computed from downwelling (Ed) light or from an empirical relation with chlorophyll which is good to within 10% in open ocean conditions.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Smart, Jeffrey H.; Johns Hopkins University > Applied Physics Laboratory (2012). World-wide ocean optics database (WOOD) 1900-2011 (NCEI Accession 0092528). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0092528. Accessed [date].
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
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Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Smart, Jeffrey H.; Johns Hopkins University > Applied Physics Laboratory (2012). World-wide ocean optics database (WOOD) 1900-2011 (NCEI Accession 0092528). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0092528. Accessed [date].
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  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Processing Steps
  • 2012-09-24T17:47:37Z - NCEI Accession 0092528 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • absorption and beam attenuation meter
  • bathythermograph - XBT
  • bottle
  • CTD
  • fluorometer
  • irradiance detector
  • oxygen sensor
  • radiometer
  • Secchi disk
  • spectrophotometer
  • transmissometer
Platform
  • MULTIPLE SHIPS OF GERMANY
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