Parameter: sigma_0

Parameter: 
Master parameters information
Short Name:
 sigma_0
Short Description:
 sigma-theta
Official Name:
 sigma_0
No Data Value:
 nd
Description:
 

sigma-theta (potential density) in kg/m^3. Sigma-theta is denoted 'sigma_0', where the last digit, a zero, is used to represent the Greek letter theta. This altered density which takes into account adiabatic heating/cooling with changes in pressure is called the 'potential density'. (See How do we measure the density of sea water?)

Dataset-parameters information
Supplied Name: 
sigma_0
Supplied Units: 
kilograms/meter^3
Conversion Necessary: 
no
Conversion Utility: 
No Data Value: 
nd
Description: 
sigma theta (potential density)