SOCAT Version 1.5

Before using SOCAT data products, please read the Fair Data Use Statement

Data Access

SOCAT version 1.5 data products are available in a variety of formats:

Interactive viewers

Use the Interactive Viewers from the Live Access Server to explore and download gridded or non-gridded data following selected criteria (region, year, platform, etc.). Making maps and property plots is straight forward and a good way to to get a quick overview of the data collection.

Interactive Data Set Viewer (not specifically for V 1.5)
Interactive Gridded Data Viewer
Synthesis and gridded files in text format

Global and regional synthesis files, as well as gridded files, are available as text files and netcdf, respectively, via the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Matlab code is available for reading these text files.

Synthesis files
All data 1.2 Gb
Coastal Data 507 Gb
Indian Ocean Data 36.1 Mb
North Atlantic Data 173 Mb
North Pacific Data 39.1 Mb
Southern Ocean Data 282 Mb
Tropical Atlantic Data 77.2 Mb
Tropical Pacific Data 146 Mb
Instructions for reading synthesis files
Matlab code for reading synthesis files
179 Kb
10.6 Kb
Gridded files (only includes fCO₂ _rec)
Monthly gridded 1.1 Gb
Monthly clim gridded 23.7 Mb
Yearly gridded 56.4 Mb
Decadal gridded 5.9 Mb
Quarter-degree gridded monthly coastal 153 Mb
Individual data sets in text format

Individual data set files are archived in Pangaea and can be downloaded in text format from there.

Download all SOCAT V1.5 data sets  168 Mb
Metadata overview

Description

For a detailed description of data products, file formats and tools, see:

Pfeil et al. (2013) A uniform, quality controlled Surface Ocean CO₂ Atlas (SOCAT), Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 5, 125-143. doi:10.5194/essd-5-125-2013
Sabine et al. (2013) Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT) gridded data products. Earth System Science Data 5: 145-153. doi:10.5194/essd-5-145-2013

Credits

For SOCAT V1.5 we would like to thank all SOCAT QC-ers, early testers, meeting participants, and data contributors:

Are Olsen, Dorothee Bakker, Benjamin Pfeil, Chris Sabine, Nicolas Metzl, Steve Hankin, Heather Koyuk, Alexander Kozyr, Jeremy Malczyk, Anshley Manke, John Akl, Simone Alin, Donald Atwood, Milena Begovic, Richard Bellerby , Jaqueline Boutin, Alberto Borges, Peter Brown, Francisco Chavez, Arthur Chen, Cathy Cosca, Yves Dandonneau, Richard Feely, Melchor González-Dávila, Catherine Goyet , Nick Hardman-Mountford, Inoue Hisayuki, Christoph Heinze, Maria Hood, Mario Hoppema, Chris Hunt, David Hydes, Masao Ishii, Truls Johannessen, Steve Jones, Robert M. Key, Arne Körtzinger, Peter Landschützer, Siv Lauvset, Nathalie Lefèvre, Andrew Lenton, Anna Lourantou, Liliane Merlivat , Takashi Midorikawa , Ludger Mintrop , Chihiro Miyazaki, Akihiko Murata, Akira Nakadate , Yoshiyuki Nakano, Shinichiro Nakaoka, Yukihiro Nojiri, Abdir Omar, Antonio Padin, Geun-Ha Park, Kristina Paterson, Fiz Perez , Denis Pierrot, Alan Poisson , Aida Rios, Joe Salisbury, Magdalena Santana-Casiano, Vedula V.S.S. Sarma, Reiner Schlitzer, Bernd Schneider, Ute Schuster, Rainer Sieger, Ingunn Skjelvan, Tobias Steinhoff, Toru Suzuki, Taro Takahashi, Kathy Tedesco, Maciej Telszewski, Helmuth Thomas, Bronte Tilbrook, Jerry Tjiputra, Doug Vandemark , Tony Veness, Douglas Wallace, Rik Wanninkhof, Andrew Watson, Cai Wei-Jun, Ray Weiss and C. S. Wong.

Groups

SOCAT quality control is carried out by regional working groups with a global group for coordination.
The groups for SOCAT Version 1.5 can be found here.