This global data product produced by the Ishii Ocean Analyses Projectis based on salinity and temperature data from the World Ocean Database and the Atlas as well as data from the Global Temperature-Salinity in the tropical Pacific data base by IRD (Institut de recherche pour le développement, France), sea surface temperature data from Centennial in situ Observation Based Estimates (COBE) and data from ARGO profiling buoys. The aggregated data base is objectively analysed and forms a time series of monthly temperature and salinity fields on 24 depth levels of the global ocean. The XBT depth bias correction is applied in the current version. This data product is updated irregularly. The version of the data published here is v6.13.
Last update of this data set at ICDC: April 14, 2016.