A climatological field of mean optical properties of the world ocean
Article first published online: 20 SEP 2012
Copyright 1986 by the American Geophysical Union.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans (1978–2012)
Volume 91, Issue C5, pages 6642–6646, 15 May 1986
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1986), A climatological field of mean optical properties of the world ocean, J. Geophys. Res., 91(C5), 6642–6646, doi:10.1029/JC091iC05p06642., and (
- Issue published online: 20 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 20 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 9 JAN 1986
- Manuscript Received: 7 JAN 1986
A 5° × 5° climatological field of the extinction coefficient of solar irradiance versus depth is obtained for the world ocean. A simple method of merging various data (prior to 1974) concerning the water transparency has been used. The final product is obtained through a careful subjective analysis. It should be useful for the purpose of climatological modeling.