Global Surface Ocean Alkalinity Climatology

(calculated by Kitack Lee* using the relationships of total alkalinity with salinity and temperature)

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Surface Total Alkalinity fields were estimated from five regional TA relationships presented in Lee et al. 2006**, using monthly mean sea surface temperature and salinity from the World Ocean Atlas 2001. The data file consists of 36 columns, including latitude, longitude, sea surface temperature(SST, Jan-Dec), sea surface salinity(SSS, Jan-Dec), calculated total alkalinity from January through December (TA, Jan-Dec).

*If you have any question, please contact:
Kitack Lee
Pohang University of Science and Technology
San 31, Nam-gu, Hyoja-dong
Pohang 790-784
South Korea
Email: ktl@postech.ac.kr

**Please, cite this data set as:
Lee, K., L. T. Tong, F. J. Millero, C. L. Sabine, A. G. Dickson, C. Goyet, G.-H. Park, R. Wanninkhof, R. A. Feely, and R. M. Key. 2006. Global relationships of total alkalinity with salinity and temperature in surface waters of the world's oceans. Geophys Research Letters 33, L19605, doi:10.1029/2006GL027207.


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