Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT)

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The Surface Ocean CO₂ Atlas (SOCAT) is a synthesis activity for quality-controlled, surface ocean fCO₂ (fugacity of carbon dioxide) observations by the international marine carbon research community (>100 contributors). It has  over 20 million fCO₂ measurements . 

ACCESS

published

yes

availability

public

link

raw data and code here

gridded data here

DESCRIPTORS

type

observations (raw)

gridded

yes

formats

nc, txt, odv,  tsv

TEMPORAL

period

historical

coverage

1957–2017

resolution

decadal, annual, monthly, instantaneous

SPATIAL

coverage

global

resolution

global 1° by 1°

coastal 0.25° by 0.25°

depth

surface

Source: Figure 1 from Bakker et al. (2016)
KEY REFERENCES
  • Bakker, D et al. (2016). A multi-decade record of high quality fCO₂ data in version 3 of the Surface Ocean CO₂ Atlas (SOCAT). Earth System Science Data, 8, 383-413. https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-8-383-2016.

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