Accession Number : AD1001952


Title :   Absolute Geostrophic Velocity Inverted from World Ocean Atlas 2013 (WOAV13) with the P-Vector Method


Descriptive Note : Journal Article


Corporate Author : Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States


Personal Author(s) : Chu,P C ; Fan,C W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1001952.pdf


Report Date : 01 Nov 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 11


Abstract : The WOAV13 dataset comprises 3D global gridded climatological fields of absolute geostrophic velocity inverted from World Ocean Atlas-2013 (WOA13) temperature and salinity fields using the P-vector method. It provides a climatological velocity field that is dynamically compatible to the WOA13 (T, S) fields. The WOAV13 has the same spatial resolution and temporal variation (annual, monthly, seasonal) as WOA13 (T, S) fields, but does not cover the equatorial zone (5oS 5oN) due to the geostrophic balance being the theoretical basis for the P-vector inverse method.


Descriptors :   Climatology , salinity , Vector analysis , ocean currents , Temperature , Data sets , databases , oceanography


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE