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NODC Standard Product: World Ocean Database 1998 version 2 (5 disc set) (NCEI Accession 0098461)

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Since the first release of WOD98, the staff of the Ocean Climate Laboratory have performed additional quality control on the database. Version 2.0 also includes Ocean Data View (ODV) software developed by R. Schlitzer. (ODV software will uncompress selected data files and offers users several options for viewing the WOD98 data.)

The Ocean Climate Laboratory (OCL) of NOAA's National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) has completed the first major phase of a project to update previous releases of global oceanographic data. World Ocean Database 1998 (WOD98) expands on World Ocean Atlas 1994 (WOA94) by including the additional variables nitrite, pH, alkalinity, chlorophyll, and plankton, as well as all available metadata and meteorology. WOD98 v.2 is an International Year of the Ocean product. The World Ocean Database 1998 Version 2(WOD98 v.2) is comprised of five CD-ROMs containing profile and plankton/biomass data in compressed format.

WOD98-01 v.2 through WOD98-04 v.2 contain observed level data; WOD98-05 v.2 contains all the standard level data.

WOD98-01 v.2 Observed Level Data; North Atlantic 30 N-90° N;
WOD98-02 v.2 Observed Level Data; North Atlantic 0°-30° N, South Atlantic;
WOD98-03 v2. Observed Level Data; North Pacific 20° N-90° N;
WOD98-01 v.2 Observed Level Data; North Pacific 0°-20° N; South Pacific, Indian;
WOD98-01 v.2 Standard Level Data for all Ocean Basins.

Copies of the World Ocean Atlas 1998 (WOA98) version 2 CD-ROMs are no longer available from the NODC online store, but each disc may be downloaded from this NODC accession.

Software that was developed or provided with this NODC Standard Product may be included in the disc_image/ directory as part of the disc image, but software that was developed or provided with this NODC Standard Product have been excluded from the disc_contents/ directory.
  • Cite as: Levitus, Sydney; US National Oceanographic Data Center (2013). NODC Standard Product: World Ocean Database 1998 version 2 (5 disc set) (NCEI Accession 0098461). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0098461. Accessed [date].
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Distributor NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Time Period 1874-10-11 to 1993-06-03
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90
S: -90
E: 180
W: -180
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2013-03-25
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
Supplemental Information
The contents of these discs are available as 1) a compressed .tar file via the download data button (download size limit may prevent obtaining all data in one transaction); 2) a complete ISO 9660 disc image, from which an identical replica of the original disc may be burned on new CD/DVD media, by navigating to the .iso file in the data/0-data/disc_image/ subdirectory; 3) individual files, by navigating to specific file(s) in the data/0-data/disc_contents/ subdirectory.

Additional resources are also available online from NODC. See https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/OC5/indprod.html and https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/General/NODC-cdrom.html#wod98 for details.
Purpose This dataset is available to the public for a wide variety of uses including scientific research and analysis.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Levitus, Sydney; US National Oceanographic Data Center (2013). NODC Standard Product: World Ocean Database 1998 version 2 (5 disc set) (NCEI Accession 0098461). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0098461. Accessed [date].
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
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Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Levitus, Sydney; US National Oceanographic Data Center (2013). NODC Standard Product: World Ocean Database 1998 version 2 (5 disc set) (NCEI Accession 0098461). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0098461. 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
  • 2013-03-25T19:20:07Z - NCEI Accession 0098461 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
  • bathythermograph - AXBT
  • bathythermograph - BT
  • bathythermograph - EBT
  • bathythermograph - MBT
  • bathythermograph - uBT
  • bathythermograph - XBT
  • bottle
  • bucket
  • buoy
  • buoy - moored buoy
  • C-T recorder
  • CTD
  • CTD - moored CTD
  • fluorometer
  • laboratory analysis
  • meteorological sensors
  • mooring
  • net
  • net - plankton net
  • oxygen sensor
  • pH sensors
  • salinometer
  • secchi disk
  • temperature probe
  • thermograph
  • thermometer
  • thermosalinograph
  • visual analysis
  • visual observation
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