NODC Standard Product: World Ocean Atlas 1994 (11 disc set) (NCEI Accession 0098057)

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Observed and standard level profile data (along with quality control flags) used in the production of these atlases were made available in a World Ocean Atlas 1994 CD-ROM series (referred to herein as WOA94). In addition, the series contains the objectively analyzed one-degree latitude-longitude mean fields for each of the measured parameters, and two derived parameters (Apparent Oxygen Utilization and Oxygen Saturation), and five-degree square statistics of standard level values.

WOA94-01 contains the objectively analyzed one-degree latitude-longitude mean fields for temperature;
WOA94-02 contains the mean salinity fields plus five-degree square statistics of standard level values for all parameters;
WOA94-03 contains the mean fields for oxygen, Apparent Oxygen Utilization, oxygen saturation, phosphate, silicate and nitrate;

WOA94-04 Observed data: North Atlantic (0-40N), North Indian, South Indian;
WOA94-05 Observed data: North Atlantic (40N-90N), South Atlantic;
WOA94-06 Observed data: North Pacific (0-30N), South Pacific;
WOA94-07 North Pacific (30-90N);

WOA94-08 Standard level data: Atlantic and Indian;
WOA94-09 Standard level data: Pacific;

WOA94-10 Yearly temperature anomaly fields;
WOA94-11 Corrections.

Copies of the World Ocean Atlas 1994 (WOA94) CD-ROMs are no longer available from the NODC Online Store. Duplicate discs may be created by burning the appropriate .iso file(s) in the data/0-data/disc_image/ directory to blank CD-ROM media using standard CD-ROM authoring software. Software that was developed or provided with this NODC Standard Product may be included in the disc_image/ directory as part of a disc image, but executable software that was developed or provided with this NODC Standard Product has been excluded from the disc_contents/ directory.

The WOA94 temperature files and monthly fields are available online in the NODC anonymous ftp area ftp://ftp.nodc.noaa.gov/pub/WOA94/ATLAS-CTD-RPL/.

Additional documents and programs are available online in the NODC WOA94 anonymous ftp area ftp://ftp.nodc.noaa.gov/pub/WOA94/.
  • Cite as: Levitus, Sydney; US National Oceanographic Data Center (2013). NODC Standard Product: World Ocean Atlas 1994 (11 disc set) (NCEI Accession 0098057). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0098057. Accessed [date].
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Time Period1874-10-11 to 1993-03-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90
S: -90
E: 180
W: -180
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General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2013-02-08
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Dataset Progress StatusComplete - 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#woatlas for details.
PurposeThis dataset is available to the public for a wide variety of uses including scientific research and analysis.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Levitus, Sydney; US National Oceanographic Data Center (2013). NODC Standard Product: World Ocean Atlas 1994 (11 disc set) (NCEI Accession 0098057). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0098057. Accessed [date].
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Theme keywordsNODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
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  • Cite as: Levitus, Sydney; US National Oceanographic Data Center (2013). NODC Standard Product: World Ocean Atlas 1994 (11 disc set) (NCEI Accession 0098057). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0098057. 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
  • 2013-02-08T21:32:31Z - NCEI Accession 0098057 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.
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Instrument
  • bathythermograph - BT
  • bathythermograph - MBT
  • bathythermograph - XBT
  • bottle
  • CTD
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