Articles | Volume 10, issue 3
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 1227–1236, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-1227-2018
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 1227–1236, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-1227-2018

  05 Jul 2018

05 Jul 2018

Sea surface salinity and temperature in the southern Atlantic Ocean from South African icebreakers, 2010–2017

Giuseppe Aulicino et al.

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Sea surface temperature and salinity collected aboard the S.A. AGULHAS II and S.A. AGULHAS in the South Atlantic Ocean and Southern Ocean from 2010-12-08 to 2017-02-02 G. Aulicino, Y. Cotroneo, I. Ansorge, and M. van den Berg https://doi.org/10.7289/V56M3545

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Short summary
We present sea surface salinity and temperature data collected across the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean by thermosalinographs on board Agulhas-I and Agulhas-II research vessels. After a rigorous quality control, data have been validated through comparison with water samples and independent products. Hence this dataset represents a valuable tool for validating salinity observations provided by SMOS and Aquarius missions and improving the study of climate variability over this region.