Description of the dataset
The EN4 dataset consists of two products:
Data are available from 1900 to the present and there are separate files for each month.
- Observed subsurface ocean temperature and salinity profiles with data quality information, and,
- Objective analyses formed from the profile data with uncertainty estimates.
Please read 'Good, S. A., M. J. Martin and N. A. Rayner, 2013. EN4: quality controlled ocean temperature and salinity profiles and monthly objective analyses with uncertainty estimates, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 118, 6704-6716, doi:10.1002/2013JC009067' for details of how the dataset was constructed.
Feedback and requests for new features
If you have any comments or questions about the data, please get in touch. We have also created an FAQ page, which provides answers to some common queries.
New versions of the dataset will be released as required to incorporate new features and new historical data.
If you have suggestions for changes to the dataset we would love to hear about them.
The work to produce this data set was supported by the Met Office Hadley Centre Climate Programme funded by BEIS and Defra.