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

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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