GO-SHIP Easy Ocean: Formatted and gridded ship-based hydrographic section data

GO-SHIP (GO-SHIP.org) has developed the protocols and methods to generate a data product that concatenates all occupations of individual sections into a time-series; the GO-SHIP Easy Ocean (Katsumata et al. 2020). Here we provide access to the analysis-ready gridded GO-SHIP Easy Ocean product that enhances the accessibility of this unique data set that spans four decades, comprised of more than 40 cross-ocean transects, many with multiple repeats.

This product, of uniformly calibrated CTD (temperature, salinity and oxygen) data, provides easy access to and use of the high-quality hydrographic temperature and salinity data that span more than 40 years. The GO-SHIP Easy Ocean product will underpin the quality control of autonomous platforms, provide a ready assessment of ocean-only and coupled climate model simulations, and be used in specific research projects. The GO-SHIP Easy Oceanis a companion to the GLODAP inorganic and carbon product. The section data are available from CCHDO in two standard arrangements: Uninterpolated (reported) and interpolated (gridded). For both arrangements, five quantities are recorded; in situ temperature in ITS-90 scale, in situ salinity in PSS-78 scale, the dissolved oxygen concentration in μmol/kg, Conservative Temperature in °C, and Absolute Salinity in g/kg. The data are available in various formats.

Cite Katsumata et al (2020) when using this product and include the following acknowledgment statement in any publication or derived product:

Data were collected and made publicly available by the International Global Ship-based Hydrographic Investigations Program GO-SHIP (https://www.go-ship.org/) and the national programs that contribute to it.

The DOI for this dataset is doi: 10.7942/GOSHIP-EasyOcean.

Detailed information including computer code can be found in Dr. Katsumata's GitHub repository.

Reference:

Katsumata, K., Purkey, S., Cowley, R., Sloyan, B., Diggs, S. Moore II, T., Talley, L. Swift, J., 2020. GO-SHIP Easy Ocean: Formatted and gridded ship-based hydrographic section data. Geoscience Data Journal, submitted

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