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Oceanic

Oceanic
Oceanic CDRs were created to address the need for Climate Variables, especially Essential Climate Variables (ECVs) as identified by the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS).  The Oceanic surface ECVs are: Sea-surface temperature, Sea-surface salinity, Sea level, Sea state, Sea ice, Surface current, Ocean colour, Carbon dioxide partial pressure, Ocean acidity, Phytoplankton. The Oceanic sub-surface ECVs are: Temperature, Salinity, Current, Nutrients, Carbon dioxide partial pressure, Ocean acidity, Oxygen, Tracers.  CDRs are often generated by blending satellite observations, in-situ data, and/or model output.