World Ocean Database / WOD Updates

World Ocean Database 2018 Updates

(All casts with major updates since the release of WOD18)

New Data (new files are data added since the release of WOD18)

Note: new data added after the release of the WOD18 have not gone through the full set of quality control procedures and should be considered preliminary.

OSD
CTD
MBT
XBT
MRB
PFL
UOR
DRB
APB
GLD
May 2021 observed
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Jan 2021 observed
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Nov 2020 observed
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Aug 2020 observed
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Apr 2020 observed
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Jan 2020 observed
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Oct 2019 observed
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Jul 2019 observed
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Jun 2019 observed
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Mar 2019 observed
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Nov 2018 observed
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  • Files of the form update.O.DATASET.gz or update.S.DATASET.gz, contain all major updates for the named dataset since the release of WOD18. Refer to WOD18 documentation for additional details. Refer to instructions on downloading and reading WOD/WOA data.
  • A major update is a change to position (latitude/longitude), date (year, month, day, (not GMT time), or depth/measured variable. Major updates are made in the course of continuing quality control of the data and communication with the submittor of the data.
  • User can get all updates for specific dataset (i.e., update.O.OSD) or updates for a particular month (i.e., update.O.OSDJan2018) under each date stamped link.
  • A time stamp has been added to any cast which is part of an updated file. The time stamp is found under second header #99, and is of the form [4digit year][julian year day] (ex. 2018001 means the cast was last updated January, 2018).

Updated Data (updated files are data changed or replaced since the release of WOD18)

Dataset .O. files - observed measurement .S. files - data interpolated to standard levels
OSD update.O.OSD.gz update.S.OSD.gz
CTD update.O.CTD.gz update.S.CTD.gz
MBT update.O.MBT.gz update.S.MBT.gz
XBT update.O.XBT.gz update.S.XBT.gz
MRB update.O.MRB.gz update.S.MRB.gz
PFL update.O.PFL.gz update.S.PFL.gz
UOR update.O.UOR.gz update.S.UOR.gz
DRB update.O.DRB.gz update.S.DRB.gz
APB update.O.APB.gz update.S.APB.gz
GLD update.O.GLD.gz update.S.GLD.gz

Monthly updates since the release of WOD18

May 2021
January 2021
Dataset .O. files - observed measurement
(Composite file sorted by dataset)
.S. files - data interpolated to standard levels
(Composite file sorted by dataset)
OSD update.O.OSDJan2021.gz update.S.OSDJan2021.gz
MRB update.O.MRBJan2021.gz update.S.MRBJan2021.gz
PFL update.O.PFLJan2021.gz update.S.PFLJan2021.gz
DRB update.O.DRBJan2021.gz update.S.DRBJan2021.gz
GLD update.O.GLDJan2021.gz update.S.GLDJan2021.gz