This DVD folder contains World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) shipboard Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (SADCP) data in WOCE Version 3.0 NetCDF format as well as simple ASCII files. An overview summarizes the history of the WOCE CDROM/DVD production scheme, SADCP data collection and processing methodology, and other pertinent general issues. This folder is one in a set of over a dozen folders within this DVD set containing other data types, such as hydrography and air-sea meteorology, from other WOCE Data and Specialized Assembly Centers. The WOCE Version 3.0 Global Data set is the third and last in the series published and distributed by the US National Oceanographic Data Center.
The SADCP data are nominally hourly time and 10 m depth averages and were taken on WOCE and WOCE-affiliated cruises. In addition to the WOCE cruises, all cruises held by the Joint Archive for Shipboard ADCP are included. The WOCE cruises are uniquely identified and all inventories, cruise track plots, fixed-level vector plots, data files, and cruise documentation files are accessible through an HTML interface or simply by changing to the subdirectory containing the files. For the HTML browsing within this folder, one has the option to search by region, project, or ship.
This data set is a product of the WOCE Data Assembly Center (DAC) for SADCP, which is co-located at the Japan Oceanographic Data Center (JODC) and the Joint Archive for Shipboard ADCP (JASADCP), a collaboration between the E.Firing Laboratory at the University of Hawaii (UH) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Coastal Data Development Data Center (NCDDC).
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This DVD set should be referenced as "WOCE Data Products Committee. 2002. WOCE Global Data, Version 3.0, WOCE International Project Office, WOCE Report No. 180/02, Southampton, UK.."
If you are interested in other WOCE datasets you will find summaries and information on the Data Information Unit DVD folder within this pack.