A climatological field of mean optical properties of the world ocean

Authors

  • Jean-Yves Simonot,

  • Hervé Le Treut


Abstract

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.

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