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New climatological data sets released
climatology of temperature and salinity for the Indian Ocean
has just been released. This climatology improves on the World Ocean Atlas 2009 (WOA) in the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone and the rest of the Bay of Bengal. Annual, seasonal, and monthly climatologies of temperature and salinity are available in two sets of files. The first set is for only the Indian Ocean, while the second set merges the new climatologies with WOA to produce merged global climatologies. In addition, we have prepared a seasonal climatology for the Indian Ocean based on a "monsoonal" definition of seasons.
Figure showing comparison of surface salinity between the WOA09 (top left panel) and NIOA (top right panel) in the Bay of Bengal during July. Note the high-salinity patches in WOA09 between 14-18N along the Indian east coast; these patches are eliminated in NIOA. The bottom panels show the number of profiles available in WOA09 (left) and NIOA (right).
The paper that describes this new climatology (Abhisek Chatterjee et al., A New Atlas of Temperature and Salinity for the North Indian Ocean) is in press and will be published shortly in the Journal of Earth System Science <http://www.ias.ac.in/jess/> .
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