- Polar Science Center Hydrographic Climatology (PHC)
Steele, M., R. Morley, and W. Ermold, 2001: PHC: A global ocean
hydrography with a high quality Arctic Ocean. J. Climate, 14,
The climatology provides temperature and salinity data at 1X1
degree intervals for all the earth's oceans, down to a depth of
5500m, at incremental depths identical to those provided in the
National Oceanographic Data Center's (NODC) World Ocean Atlas (WOA).
This global climatology is the combination of NODC's 1998 world
climatology (WOA), the EWG Arctic Ocean Atlas (AOA), and select
Canadian data provided by the Bedford Institute of Oceanography
(BIO). While the NODC data includes the Arctic ocean, the AOA data
provides a better description of this region. Neither of these data
fields provides a good representation of the Canadian Archipelago
region and nearby bays in the winter months. The data from the
Bedford Institute of Oceanography allowed us to bridge this data
hole. These three data sets were merged using an optimal
interpolation routine such that our PHC retains the high quality
world description provided by the WOA while improving the Arctic
with the AOA fields and Canadian data.
In summary, PHC = WOA (Levitus) '98 everywhere except in our arctic
domain, where we have blended in the AOA field (from EWG), and the
BIO data to produce a more realistic arctic region.
These Version 3.0 data were received from the Polar Science Center,
Applied Physics Lab., University of Washington, during April 2005.
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