International Quality-Controlled Ocean Database (IQuOD) v0.1: The Temperature Uncertainty Specification.
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Killick, Rachel E.
Palmer, Matthew D.
Le Menn, Marc
Macdonald, Alison M.
Domingues, Catia M.
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Ocean temperature observations are crucial for a host of climate research and forecasting activities, such as climate monitoring, ocean reanalysis and state estimation, seasonal-to-decadal forecasts, and ocean forecasting. For all of these applications, it is crucial to understand the uncertainty attached to each of the observations, accounting for changes in instrument technology and observing practices over time. Here, we describe the rationale behind the uncertainty specification provided for all in situ ocean temperature observations in the International Quality-controlled Ocean Database (IQuOD) v0.1, a value-added data product served alongside the World Ocean Database (WOD). We collected information from manufacturer specifications and other publications, providing the end user with uncertainty estimates based mainly on instrument type, along with extant auxiliary information such as calibration and collection method. The provision of a consistent set of observation uncertainties .....
JournalFrontiers in Marine Science
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)Subsurface Temperature
CitationCowley, R., Killick, R. E., Boyer, T., Gouretski, V., Reseghetti, F., Kizu, S., et al. (2021) International Quality-Controlled Ocean Database (IQuOD) v0.1: The Temperature Uncertainty Specification. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8:607, 12pp. DOI:10.3389/fmars.2021.689695.