Articles | Volume 15, issue 6
Research article
04 Dec 2019
Research article |  | 04 Dec 2019

The CORA 5.2 dataset for global in situ temperature and salinity measurements: data description and validation

Tanguy Szekely, Jérôme Gourrion, Sylvie Pouliquen, and Gilles Reverdin

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This study is an attempt to validate the quality of a global temperature and salinity dataset by estimating the effects of measurement errors on the estimated ocean variability. The study shows that the effects of the measurement errors decrease during the quality control process and are almost null for the delayed-time-mode quality-controlled dataset.