Surface Ocean CO<sub>2</sub> Atlas (SOCAT) gridded data products

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Abstract. A well documented, publicly available, global data set for surface ocean carbon dioxide (CO2) parameters has been called for by international groups for nearly two decades. The Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT) project was initiated by the international marine carbon science community in 2007 with the aim of providing a comprehensive, publicly available, regularly updated, global data set of marine surface CO2, which had been subject to quality control (QC). SOCAT version 1.5 was made public in September 2011 and holds 6.3 million quality controlled surface CO2 data from the global oceans and coastal seas, spanning four decades (1968–2007). The SOCAT gridded data is the second data product to come from the SOCAT project. Recognizing that some groups may have trouble working with millions of measurements, the SOCAT gridded product was generated to provide a robust regularly spaced fCO2 product with minimal spatial and temporal interpolation which should be easier to work with for many applications. Gridded SOCAT is rich with information that has not been fully explored yet, but also contains biases and limitations that the user needs to recognize and address.
  • Authors

  • Sabine, CL
  • Hankin, S
  • Koyuk, H
  • Bakker, DCE
  • Pfeil, B
  • Olsen, A
  • Metzl, N
  • Kozyr, A
  • Fassbender, A
  • Manke, A
  • Malczyk, J
  • Akl, J
  • Alin, SR
  • Bellerby, RGJ
  • Borges, A
  • Boutin, J
  • Brown, PJ
  • Cai, W-J
  • Chavez, FP
  • Chen, A
  • Cosca, C
  • Feely, RA
  • González-Dávila, M
  • Goyet, C
  • Hardman-Mountford, N
  • Heinze, C
  • Hoppema, M
  • Hunt, CW
  • Hydes, D
  • Ishii, M
  • Johannessen, T
  • Key, RM
  • Körtzinger, A
  • Landschützer, P
  • Lauvset, SK
  • Lefèvre, N
  • Lenton, A
  • Lourantou, A
  • Merlivat, L
  • Midorikawa, T
  • Mintrop, L
  • Miyazaki, C
  • Murata, A
  • Nakadate, A
  • Nakano, Y
  • Nakaoka, S
  • Nojiri, Y
  • Omar, AM
  • Padin, XA
  • Park, G-H
  • Paterson, K
  • Perez, FF
  • Pierrot, D
  • Poisson, A
  • Ríos, AF
  • Salisbury, J
  • Santana-Casiano, JM
  • Sarma, VVSS
  • Schlitzer, R
  • Schneider, B
  • Schuster, U
  • Sieger, R
  • Skjelvan, I
  • Steinhoff, T
  • Suzuki, T
  • Takahashi, T
  • Tedesco, K
  • Telszewski, M
  • Thomas, H
  • Tilbrook, B
  • Vandemark, Douglas
  • Veness, T
  • Watson, AJ
  • Weiss, R
  • Wong, CS
  • Yoshikawa-Inoue, H
  • Publication Date

  • August 14, 2012
  • Published In

    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Start Page

  • 781
  • End Page

  • 804
  • Volume

  • 5
  • Issue

  • 2