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griddap Subset tabledap Make A Graph wms files Accessible Title Summary FGDC ISO 19115 Info Background Info RSS Email Institution Dataset ID public Argo Float Measurements Argo float vertical profiles from Coriolis Global Data Assembly Centres\n(GDAC). Argo is an international collaboration that collects high-quality\ntemperature and salinity profiles from the upper 2000m of the ice-free\nglobal ocean and currents from intermediate depths. The data come from\nbattery-powered autonomous floats that spend most of their life drifting\nat depth where they are stabilised by being neutrally buoyant at the\n\"parking depth\" pressure by having a density equal to the ambient pressure\nand a compressibility that is less than that of sea water. At present there\nare several models of profiling float used in Argo. All work in a similar\nfashion but differ somewhat in their design characteristics. At typically\n10-day intervals, the floats pump fluid into an external bladder and rise\nto the surface over about 6 hours while measuring temperature and salinity.\nSatellites or GPS determine the position of the floats when they surface,\nand the floats transmit their data to the satellites. The bladder then\ndeflates and the float returns to its original density and sinks to drift\nuntil the cycle is repeated. Floats are designed to make about 150 such\ncycles.\nData Management URL:\n\ncdm_data_type = TrajectoryProfile\nVARIABLES:\nfileNumber (File Number)\ndata_type\nformat_version (File format version)\nhandbook_version (Data handbook version)\nreference_date_time (Date of reference for Julian days, seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z)\ndate_creation (Date of file creation, seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z)\ndate_update (Date of update of this file, seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z)\nplatform_number (Float unique identifier)\nproject_name (Name of the project)\npi_name (Name of the principal investigator)\n... (49 more variables)\n (external link) Argo ArgoFloats
log in CTD Reference Measurements Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) Reference Measurements. Argo data from a local source.\n\ncdm_data_type = Other\nVARIABLES:\npres (Pressure)\nptmp\npsal\ntemp (Temperature)\nsource\nqclevel\ntime (seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z)\nlatitude (degrees_north)\nlongitude (degrees_east)\n Argo Argo-ref-ctd public Global Drifter Program - 1 Hour Interpolated QC Drifter Data Global Drifter Program hourly drifting buoy collection. Quality control interpolated (interpolation via mathematical model fitting) data. Hourly Drifter data product exists from early 2000's to present, well suited for observing smaller-scale oceanic processes. NOAA-Atlantic Oceanographic & Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) data from a local source.\n\ncdm_data_type = Trajectory\nVARIABLES:\nID (Global Drifter Program Buoy ID)\nWMO (World Meteorological Organization buoy identification number)\nexpno (Experiment number, count)\ntime (seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z)\nlatitude (degrees_north)\nlongitude (degrees_east)\nlon360 (Longitude, degrees_east)\nsst (fitted sea water temperature, Kelvin)\nsst1 (fitted non-diurnal sea water temperature, Kelvin)\nsst2 (fitted diurnal sea water temperature, Kelvin)\nerr_sst (standard uncertainty of fitted sea water temperature, Kelvin)\nerr_sst1 (standard uncertainty of fitted non-diurnal sea water temperature, Kelvin)\nerr_sst2 (standard uncertainty of fitted diurnal sea water temperature, Kelvin)\nflg_sst (fitted sea water temperature quality flag, dimensionless)\nflg_sst1 (fitted non-diurnal sea water temperature quality flag, dimensionless)\nflg_sst2 (fitted diurnal sea water temperature quality flag, dimensionless)\nve (Eastward velocity, m/s)\nvn (Northward velocity, m/s)\nerr_lat (95% confidence interval in latitude, degrees_north)\nerr_lon (95% confidence interval in longitude, degrees_east)\nerr_ve (95% confidence interval in eastward velocity, m/s)\nerr_vn (95% confidence interval in northward velocity, m/s)\ntypebuoy (Buoy type (see\ngap (time interval between previous and next location fix, seconds)\n... (30 more variables)\n (external link) NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory drifter_hourly_qc

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