About SA-ARC Products
The South Atlantic Regional Data Center aims to provide various products that show the state of the Atlantic Ocean between 20N and 40S.
Currently, four products are derived from hydrographic profiles collected by Argo floats and other instruments. These were developed by the NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML). One product shows the properties of the mixed layer (thickness, temperature and heat storage rate) as monthly fields. The second product presents zonal cross sections of temperature, salinity and dynamic height across the Atlantic as semi-annual and annual means. These are at 14 latitudes between 20N and 45S, and cover 4 degrees of latitude, and the third presents meridional sections of temperature, salinity and dyamic height across the Atlantic as semi-annual and annual means. These are at 3 longitudes, 22.5W, 27.5W and 32.5W, and cover 5 degrees of longitude. The fourth product presents naps of altimetry and geostrophic currents.