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RESTRICTED only accessable in CEN/MPI net or via CliSAP login What does that mean?
Data access via file system: /data/icdc/ocean/bnsc/
9.5.2019: We publish a new version 1.1 after correcting errors in v1.0, details about the differences between these versions can be found in this document.
15.6.2018: All netCDF files but the interpolated decadal fields has been corrected and replaced the old version.
This is version 1.1 of the hydrographic part of the “Baltic and North Seas Climatology (BNSC)”. The parameters provided here are water temperature and salinity on 105 depth levels. The data product comprises the time period from 1873-2015 and is based on more than one million observational profiles, which were obtained from several different data sources in the region of the Baltic, the North Sea and adjacent areas of the North Atlantic Ocean (15°W-30°E, 47°N-66°N). Intersection of observational data from different data sources is avoided and the in situ data were objected to an elaborate automatic quality control to identify erroneous observations that would bias the data product. Additionally, a correction of the temporal sampling error was applied to minimize the impact of the temporal distribution of the observations on the created temporal mean fields.
You can find the meteorological part of the BNSC here.
Time period and temporal resolution:
Coverage and spatial resolution:
Hinrichs, Iris & Jahnke-Bornemann, Annika & Andersson, Axel & Ganske, Anette & Gouretski, Viktor & Jensen, Corinna & Klein, Birgit & Möller, Jens & Sadikni, Remon & Tinz, Birger. (2019). The Baltic and North Seas Climatology (BNSC)—A Comprehensive, Observation-Based Data Product of Atmospheric and Hydrographic Parameters. Frontiers in Earth Science. 7. 10.3389/feart.2019.00158.
Hinrichs, Iris; Gouretski, Viktor (2019). Baltic and North Seas Climatology hydrographic part (Version 1.1). World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) at DKRZ. https://doi.org/10.26050/WDCC/BNSClimHydrov1.1
Bersch, Manfred; Gouretski, Viktor; Sadikni, Remon; Hinrichs, Iris; (2013): KLIWAS North Sea Climatology of Hydrographic Data (Version 1.0); World Data Center for Climate (WDCC). doi:10.1594/WDCC/KNSC_hyd_v1.0