An update to the Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT version 2)

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Author(s) Bakker, D.C.E., Pfeil, B., Smith, K., Hankin, S., Olsen, A., Alin, S.R., Cosca, C., Harasawa, S., Kozyr, A., Nojiri, Y., et al.
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Title An update to the Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT version 2)
Author(s) Bakker, D.C.E.
Pfeil, B.
Smith, K.
Hankin, S.
Olsen, A.
Alin, S.R.
Cosca, C.
Harasawa, S.
Kozyr, A.
Nojiri, Y.
et al.
Journal or Series Title Earth system science data
Volume Number 6
Issue Number 1
Start Page 69
End Page 90
ISSN 1866-3508
Publisher Copernicus Publ.
Publication Place Göttingen
Publication Date 2014
Abstract The Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT), an activity of the international marine carbon research community, provides access to synthesis and gridded fCO2 (fugacity of carbon dioxide) products for the surface oceans. Version 2 of SOCAT is an update of the previous release (version 1) with more data (increased from 6.3 million to 10.1 million surface water fCO2 values) and extended data coverage (from 1968–2007 to 1968–2011). The quality control criteria, while identical in both versions, have been applied more strictly in version 2 than in version 1. The SOCAT website ( has links to quality control comments, metadata, individual data set files, and synthesis and gridded data products. Interactive online tools allow visitors to explore the richness of the data. Applications of SOCAT include process studies, quantification of the ocean carbon sink and its spatial, seasonal, year-to-year and longerterm variation, as well as initialisation or validation of ocean carbon models and coupled climate-carbon models.
DOI 10.5194/essd-6-69-2014
Additional Notes Received 25 June 2013, Published in Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss. 16 August 2013, Revised 12 January 2014, Accepted 24 January 2014
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Language English
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  year = 2014,
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