Argo float data and metadata from Global Data Assembly Centre (Argo GDAC)

Date 2000-09-12
Author(s) Argo
DOI 10.17882/42182
Publisher SEANOE
Keyword(s) float, Argo, global ocean observing system, ocean circulation, in-situ, ocean pressure, sea water salinity, sea water temperature, multi-year, weather climate and seasonal observation, global-ocean, Installations de suivi environnemental
Abstract Argo is a global array of 3,000 free-drifting profiling floats that measures the temperature and salinity of the upper 2000 m of the ocean. This allows, for the first time, continuous monitoring of the temperature, salinity, and velocity of the upper ocean, with all data being relayed and made publicly available within hours after collection.

The array provides 100,000 temperature/salinity profiles and velocity measurements per year distributed over the global oceans at an average of 3-degree spacing. Some floats provide additional bio-geo parameters such as oxygen or chlorophyll.

All data collected by Argo floats are publically available in near real-time via the Global Data Assembly Centers (GDACs) in Brest (France) and Monterey (California) after an automated quality control (QC), and in scientifically quality controlled form, delayed mode data, via the GDACs within six months of collection.
Licence CC-BY
Utilisation A user of Argo data is expected to read and understand this manual and the documentation about the data contained in the "attributes" of the NetCDF data files, as these contain essential information about data quality and accuracy. A user should acknowledge use of Argo data in all publications and products where such data are used, preferably with the DOI and following standard sentence:"These data were collected and made freely available by the international Argo project and the national programs that contribute to it."
User's manual

http://dx.doi.org/10.13155/29825

Data

ftp://ftp.ifremer.fr/ifremer/argo

ftp://usgodae.org/pub/outgoing/argo

Data
File Size Format Processing Access Key
2012-12-01 3 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42250
2013-04-01 3 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42251
2014-06-08 4 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42252
2013-11-01 4 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42253
2013-12-01 4 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42254
2014-01-01 4 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42262
2014-02-08 4 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42263
2014-03-08 4 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42264
2014-04-08 4 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42266
2014-05-08 4 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42269
2014-07-08 4 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42272
2014-08-08 4 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42275
2014-09-08 5 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42278
2014-10-08 5 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42280
2014-11-08 5 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42281
2014-12-08 5 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42282
2015-03-08 6 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42321
2015-02-08 5 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42322
2015-01-08 5 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42334
2015-04-08 6 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42335
2015-05-08 6 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42336
2015-06-08 7 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42338
2015-07-08 7 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42340
2015-08-08 7 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42341
2015-09-08 7 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42342
2015-10-08 8 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42343
2015-11-08 8 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42344
2015-12-08 8 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42348
2016-01-08 8 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42349
2016-02-08 8 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42350
2016-03-08 9 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42382
2016-04-08 9 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 43181
2016-05-08 9 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 44065
2016-06-08 9 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 44651
2016-07-08 10 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 45418
2016-08-08 10 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 45420
2016-09-08 10 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 45724
2016-10-08 10 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 46182
2016-11-08 11 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 46618
2016-12-08 11 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 47075
2017-01-08 11 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 47708
2017-02-08 11 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 48360
2017-03-08 12 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 48844
2017-04-08 12 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 49555
2017-05-08 12 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 50059
2017-06-08 13 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 50864
2017-07-08 13 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 50865
2017-08-08 14 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 51255
2017-09-08 14 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 51756
2017-10-08 15 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 52113
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