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Global port environmental data used for environmental distance calculations

Citation

Bailey, Sarah; Bradie, Johanna; Ogilvie, Dawson; Mudroch, Paul (2020), Global port environmental data used for environmental distance calculations, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.69p8cz906

Abstract

This dataset contains a list of 8392 global commerical shipping ports, with geographic coordinates and four environmental variables (i.e. salinity, mean temperature during the warmest month, mean temperature during the coldest month and annual average temperature (all at water surface)). Data were primarily sourced from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration World Ocean Atlas. Data for estuarine and riverine ports has been corrected, where better information was available, with particular focus on Canadian port data and top last-ports-of-call for ships arriving to Canada.

Methods

A global list of 8392 ports was compiled based on Keller et al. (2011), with additions from Transport Canada based on transit histories (e.g. last port of call) of ships arriving to Canadian ports. Port environmental data for four variables (i.e. salinity, mean temperature during the warmest month, mean temperature during the coldest month and annual average temperature (all at water surface)) were obtained from Keller et al. (2011) and World Ocean Atlas 2013 Vol. 2 (Locarnini et al. 2013; Zweng et al. 2013). Salinities of estuarine or riverine ports modelled by Keller et al. (2011) were corrected where better information was available, and Canadian port data was verified and updated where necessary through literature search or personal communication with local experts.

Keller, R. P., Drake, J. M., Drew, M. B., & Lodge, D. M. (2011). Linking environmental conditions and ship movements to estimate invasive species transport across the global shipping network. Diversity and Distributions, 17(1), 93-102. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1472-4642.2010.00696.x 

Locarnini, R. A., Mishonov, A. V., Antonov, J. I., Boyer, T. P., Garcia, H. E., Baranova, O. K., Zweng, M. M., Paver, C. R., Reagan, J. R., Johnson, D. R., Hamilton, M. & Seidov, D. (2013). World Ocean Atlas 2013, Volume 1: Temperature. Levitus, S., Mishonov, A., Eds., NOAA Atlas.  

Zweng, M. M, Reagan, J. R., Antonov, J. I., Locarnini, R. A., Mishonov, A. V., Boyer, T. P., Garcia, H. E., Baranova, O. K., Johnson, D. R., Seidov, D., & Biddle, M. M. (2013). World Ocean Atlas 2013, Volume 2: Salinity. Levitus S., Mishonov A., Eds; NOAA Atlas NESDIS 2013, 74, pp 39.

Usage Notes

Additional notes about verification sources and uncertain data are listed in columns "TempSource", "SalinitySource" and "DataNotes"

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