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Northwest Atlantic Regional Climatology version 2 (NCEI Accession 0242042)

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The Northwest Atlantic (NWA) is a resource rich coastal zone with abundant fisheries and other material resources. The region includes The Gulf Stream and North Atlantic Current System, key features that facilitate northward heat transport and Meridional Overturning Circulation in the Atlantic Ocean. The NWA Regional Climatology version 2 replaces the previous version of the NWA RC published in 2016. The updated high-resolution temperature and salinity climatologies allow researches to assess decadal ocean climate change more precisely in the critically important NWA region. The updates substantially increase the value of the NWA RC for ocean climate studies and other applications.
  • Cite as: Seidov, Dan; Baranova, Olga K.; Johnson, Daphne R.; Boyer, Tim P.; Mishonov, Alexey V.; Parsons, A. Rost (2023). Northwest Atlantic Regional Climatology version 2 (NCEI Accession 0242042). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0242042. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 1955-01-13 to 2017-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
West: -80
East: -40
South: 32
North: 65
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Boyer, T., Levitus, S., Garcia, H., Locarnini, R. A., Stephens, C., & Antonov, J. (2005). Objective analyses of annual, seasonal, and monthly temperature and salinity for the World Ocean on a 0.25° grid. International Journal of Climatology, 25(7), 931–945. https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.1173
  • World Ocean Database 2018
  • Boyer, Tim P.; Baranova, Olga K.; Biddle, Mathew; Johnson, Daphne R.; Mishonov, Alexey V.; Paver, Christopher R.; Seidov, Dan; Zweng, Melissa M. (2014). Arctic Ocean Regional Climatology (NCEI Accession 0115771). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.7289/v5qc01j0.
  • World Ocean Atlas 2018, Volume 1: Temperature
    • World Ocean Atlas 2018, Volume 1: Temperature
      Locarnini, R. A., A. V. Mishonov, O. K. Baranova, T. P. Boyer, M. M. Zweng, H. E. García, J. R. Reagan,D. Seidov, K. Weathers, C. R. Paver, I. Smolyar, 2018: World Ocean Atlas 2013, Volume 1: Temperature. A. Mishonov Technical Ed.; NOAA Atlas NESDIS 81 , Silver Spring, MD, 40 pp.
  • Seidov, Dan; Baranova, Olga K.; Biddle, Mathew; Boyer, Tim P.; Johnson, Daphne R.; Mishonov, Alexey V.; Paver, Christopher R.; Zweng, Melissa M. (2013). Greenland-Iceland-Norwegian Seas Regional Climatology (NCEI Accession 0112824). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.7289/v5gt5k30.
  • Seidov, D., Antonov, J. I., Arzayus, K. M., Baranova, O. K., Biddle, M., Boyer, T. P., Johnson, D. R., Mishonov, A. V., Paver, C., & Zweng, M. M. (2015). Oceanography north of 60°N from World Ocean Database. Progress in Oceanography, 132, 153–173. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2014.02.003
  • Seidov, D., Mishonov, A., Reagan, J., Baranova, O., Cross, S., & Parsons, R. (2018). Regional Climatology of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean: High-Resolution Mapping of Ocean Structure and Change. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 99(10), 2129–2138. https://doi.org/10.1175/bams-d-17-0205.1
  • Seidov, D., Mishonov, A., Reagan, J., & Parsons, R. (2019). Eddy‐Resolving In Situ Ocean Climatologies of Temperature and Salinity in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 124(1), 41–58. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018jc014548
  • Seidov, D., Mishonov, A., Reagan, J., & Parsons, R. (2019). Resilience of the Gulf Stream path on decadal and longer timescales. Scientific Reports, 9(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-48011-9
  • Seidov, D., Mishonov, A., & Parsons, R. (2021). Recent warming and decadal variability of Gulf of Maine and Slope Water. Limnology and Oceanography, 66(9), 3472–3488. https://doi.org/10.1002/lno.11892
  • World Ocean Atlas 2018, Volume 2: Salinity
    • World Ocean Atlas 2018, Volume 2: Salinity
      Zweng, M. M, J. R. Reagan, D. Seidov, T. P. Boyer, R. A. Locarnini, H. E. García, A. V. Mishonov, O. K. Baranova, K. Weathers, C. P. Paver, I. Smolyar, 2018: World Ocean Atlas 2018, Volume 2: Salinity. A. Mishonov Technical Ed.; NOAA Atlas NESDIS 82, 39 pp.
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2023-01-29
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 This dataset is available to the public for a wide variety of uses including scientific research and analysis.
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  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Seidov, Dan; Baranova, Olga K.; Johnson, Daphne R.; Boyer, Tim P.; Mishonov, Alexey V.; Parsons, A. Rost (2023). Northwest Atlantic Regional Climatology version 2 (NCEI Accession 0242042). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0242042. 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 NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM 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
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Seidov, Dan; Baranova, Olga K.; Johnson, Daphne R.; Boyer, Tim P.; Mishonov, Alexey V.; Parsons, A. Rost (2023). Northwest Atlantic Regional Climatology version 2 (NCEI Accession 0242042). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0242042. Accessed [date].
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Processing Steps
  • 2023-01-29T10:59:45Z - NCEI Accession 0242042 v1.1 was published.
Output Datasets
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • bathythermograph - BT
  • bathythermograph - MBT
  • bathythermograph - XBT
  • CTD
  • CTD - moored CTD
  • Niskin bottle
  • profiling float
  • salinometer
  • temperature probe
  • temperature sensor
  • thermograph
  • thermometer
  • thermosalinograph
  • undulating towed profiler
  • XCTD
Platform
  • MULTIPLE SHIPS OF AUSTRALIA
  • MULTIPLE SHIPS OF GERMANY
  • MULTIPLE SHIPS OF JAPAN
  • MULTIPLE SHIPS OF UNITED STATES
  • MULTIPLE SHIPS OF USSR
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