Unified State System of Information on the World Ocean Atlas
Original (non-English) name
The electronic atlas "Climate of the Seas of Russia and Key Areas of the World Ocean. The Bering Sea" is a reference manual containing information on the climatic characteristics of the marine environment of the Bering Sea. It was prepared on the basis of the initial domestic and foreign data of hydrometeorological observations accumulated in the State Fund of the State Institution "VNIIGMI-WDC" for a long time period, as well as materials obtained in the framework of the projects of the 4th direction of the ESIMO FTP "World Ocean" for 1999-2006.
The Atlas is aimed at a wide range of users associated with the study and practical use of the natural resources of the oceans and seas. It contains extensive tabular and cartographic materials without their textual scientific analysis and does not replace other climatic publications of similar topics. The Atlas is based on the calculated data of operating characteristics in the coastal zone of the sea, obtained from the results of urgent observations at the network of marine coastal hydrometeorological stations (GMR) and posts (GMP), and data of oceanographic and marine hydrometeorological observations in the open part of the Bering Sea, including secular stations. cuts.
The Atlas is structured in three parts. In its first part, general reference information about the Sources of information underlying the calculations is given. For the coastal zone of the sea, a map is given with the location of coastal observation points, as well as passport data on the GMR (names of stations, their code numbers, coordinates, and observation periods). For the open sea, maps of the water area illumination by observations and reference tables, respectively, for ship hydrometeorological and deep-sea oceanographic observations with the number and period of observations for individual one-degree trapeziums of Marsden and stations of secular sections are provided.
The second part of the Atlas contains tabular and graphic materials with the climatic characteristics of the coastal zone of the Bering Sea, containing the calculated data of the average and extreme values of the parameters and their recurrence over long-term months, as well as the characteristics of the interannual variability of the parameters.
The third part of the Atlas contains the results of calculations of the climatic characteristics of the marine environment of the open sea with the presentation of maps of the calculated hydrometeorological and oceanographic fields on the sea surface and at individual observation horizons. In a tabular form, statistics of monthly average extreme values of parameters at standard horizons are given for all one-degree squares and stations of secular sections. In general, for the entire water area of the sea, the recurrences of parameter values for multiyear months and their annual variation were calculated.
The Atlas is displayed on a series of laser discs, including the results of climate data processing and a software application for working with data. It was created in the form of a desktop application for working in the GIS ArcView environment and supplemented with an HTML version focused on a standard Internet browser. The atlas was prepared in the Sea Research Laboratory of the Oceanographic Data Center of the State Institution "VNIIGMI-MCD".