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

Date 2022-08-10
Author(s) Argo
Contributor(s)
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
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.

The BGC-Argo Sprof snapshot is a subset of the global Argo data snapshot.  It is created to ease BGC-Argo data usage.  The content is the same if you are to download the global Argo data snapshot, and then select all the BGC-Argo Sprof files.  Please use the same DOI and citation as the global Argo data snapshot.

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

BGC-Argo synthetic file documentation

Argo documentation

Argo user’s manual

Data

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

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

ERDDAP

Data
File Size Format Processing Access Key
Global GDAC Argo data files (2012-12-01 snapshot) 3 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42250
Global GDAC Argo data files (2013-04-01 snapshot) 3 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42251
Global GDAC Argo data files (2014-06-08 snapshot) 4 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42252
Global GDAC Argo data files (2013-11-01 snapshot) 4 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42253
Global GDAC Argo data files (2013-12-01 snapshot) 4 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42254
Global GDAC Argo data files (2014-01-01 snapshot) 4 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42262
Global GDAC Argo data files (2014-02-08 snapshot) 4 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42263
Global GDAC Argo data files (2014-03-08 snapshot) 4 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42264
Global GDAC Argo data files (2014-04-08 snapshot) 4 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42266
Global GDAC Argo data files (2014-05-08 snapshot) 4 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42269
Global GDAC Argo data files (2014-07-08 snapshot) 4 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42272
Global GDAC Argo data files (2014-08-08 snapshot) 4 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42275
Global GDAC Argo data files (2014-09-08 snapshot) 5 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42278
Global GDAC Argo data files (2014-10-08 snapshot) 5 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42280
Global GDAC Argo data files (2014-11-08 snapshot) 5 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42281
Global GDAC Argo data files (2014-12-08 snapshot) 5 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42282
Global GDAC Argo data files (2015-03-08 snapshot) 6 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42321
Global GDAC Argo data files (2015-02-08 snapshot) 5 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42322
Global GDAC Argo data files (2015-01-08 snapshot) 5 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42334
Global GDAC Argo data files (2015-04-08 snapshot) 6 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42335
Global GDAC Argo data files (2015-05-08 snapshot) 6 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42336
Global GDAC Argo data files (2015-06-08 snapshot) 7 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42338
Global GDAC Argo data files (2015-07-08 snapshot) 7 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42340
Global GDAC Argo data files (2015-08-08 snapshot) 7 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42341
Global GDAC Argo data files (2015-09-08 snapshot) 7 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42342
Global GDAC Argo data files (2015-10-08 snapshot) 8 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42343
Global GDAC Argo data files (2015-11-08 snapshot) 8 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42344
Global GDAC Argo data files (2015-12-08 snapshot) 8 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42348
Global GDAC Argo data files (2016-01-08 snapshot) 8 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42349
Global GDAC Argo data files (2016-02-08 snapshot) 8 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42350
Global GDAC Argo data files (2016-03-08 snapshot) 9 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 42382
Global GDAC Argo data files (2016-04-08 snapshot) 9 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 43181
Global GDAC Argo data files (2016-05-08 snapshot) 9 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 44065
Global GDAC Argo data files (2016-06-08 snapshot) 9 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 44651
Global GDAC Argo data files (2016-07-08 snapshot) 10 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 45418
Global GDAC Argo data files (2016-08-08 snapshot) 10 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 45420
Global GDAC Argo data files (2016-09-08 snapshot) 10 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 45724
Global GDAC Argo data files (2016-10-08 snapshot) 10 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 46182
Global GDAC Argo data files (2016-11-08 snapshot) 11 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 46618
Global GDAC Argo data files (2016-12-08 snapshot) 11 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 47075
Global GDAC Argo data files (2017-01-08 snapshot) 11 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 47708
Global GDAC Argo data files (2017-02-08 snapshot) 11 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 48360
Global GDAC Argo data files (2017-03-08 snapshot) 12 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 48844
Global GDAC Argo data files (2017-04-08 snapshot) 12 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 49555
Global GDAC Argo data files (2017-05-08 snapshot) 12 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 50059
Global GDAC Argo data files (2017-06-08 snapshot) 13 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 50864
Global GDAC Argo data files (2017-07-08 snapshot) 13 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 50865
Global GDAC Argo data files (2017-08-08 snapshot) 14 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 51255
Global GDAC Argo data files (2017-09-08 snapshot) 14 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 51756
Global GDAC Argo data files (2017-10-08 snapshot) 15 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 52113
Global GDAC Argo data files (2017-11-08 snapshot) 15 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 53077
Global GDAC Argo data files (2017-12-08 snapshot) 15 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 53262
Global GDAC Argo data files (2018-01-08 snapshot) 15 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 53857
Global GDAC Argo data files (2018-02-08 snapshot) 15 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 54448
Global GDAC Argo data files (2018-03-08 snapshot) 16 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 55429
Global GDAC Argo data files (2018-04-08 snapshot) 16 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 56126
Global GDAC Argo data files (2018-05-08 snapshot) 17 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 57034
Global GDAC Argo data files (2018-07-08 snapshot) 17 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 58010
Global GDAC Argo data files (2018-08-08 snapshot) 17 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 58012
Global GDAC Argo data files (2018-06-08 snapshot) 17 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 58015
Global GDAC Argo data files (2018-09-08 snapshot) 17 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 58265
Global GDAC Argo data files (2018-10-08 snapshot) 18 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 59213
Global GDAC Argo data files (2018-11-08 snapshot) 18 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 59903
Global GDAC Argo data files (2018-12-08 snapshot) 19 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 60707
Global GDAC Argo data files (2019-01-08 snapshot) 19 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 61117
Global GDAC Argo data files (2019-02-08 snapshot) 19 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 61899
Global GDAC Argo data files (2019-03-08 snapshot) 19 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 62579
Global GDAC Argo data files (2019-04-08 snapshot) 20 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 63587
Global GDAC Argo data files (2019-05-08 snapshot) 20 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 64047
Global GDAC Argo data files (2019-06-08 snapshot) 20 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 64916
Global GDAC Argo data files (2019-08-08 snapshot) 31 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 66561
Global GDAC Argo data files (2019-07-08 snapshot) 27 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 66794
Global GDAC Argo data files (2019-09-06 snapshot) 32 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 66797
Global GDAC Argo data files (2019-10-08 snapshot) 32 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 67548
Global GDAC Argo data files (2019-11-13 snapshot) 32 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 68322
Global GDAC Argo data files (2019-12-10 snapshot) 33 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 68867
Global GDAC Argo data files (2020-01-10 snapshot) 33 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 69589
Global GDAC Argo data files (2020-02-10 snapshot) 34 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 70590
Global GDAC Argo data files (2020-03-09 snapshot) 35 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 71394
Global GDAC Argo data files (2020-04-09 snapshot) 35 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 72592
Global GDAC Argo data files (2020-05-10 snapshot) 32 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 73395
Global GDAC Argo data files (2020-06-10 snapshot) 33 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 74143
Global GDAC Argo data files (2020-07-10 snapshot) 33 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 75329
Global GDAC Argo data files (2020-08-10 snapshot) 34 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 76230
Global GDAC Argo data files (2020-09-10 snapshot) 34 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 76900
Global GDAC Argo data files (2020-10-10 snapshot) 35 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 77634
Global GDAC Argo data files (2020-11-25 snapshot) 36 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 78698
Global GDAC Argo data files (2020-12-10 snapshot) 36 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 79118
Global GDAC Argo data files (2021-01-10 snapshot) 37 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 80076
Global GDAC Argo data files (2021-02-10 snapshot) 37 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 81474
Global GDAC Argo data files (2021-03-10 snapshot) 38 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 82194
Global GDAC Argo data files (2021-04-10 snapshot) 38 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 83054
Global GDAC Argo data files (2021-05-10 snapshot) 39 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 83717
Global GDAC Argo data files (2021-06-10 snapshot) 40 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 85023
Global GDAC Argo data files (2021-07-10 snapshot) 40 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 86141
Global GDAC Argo data files (2021-08-10 snapshot) 41 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 87099
Global GDAC Argo data files (2021-09-10 snapshot) 41 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 88323
Global GDAC Argo data files (2021-10-10 snapshot) 42 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 88971
Global GDAC Argo data files (2021-11-10 snapshot) 43 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 89696
Global GDAC Argo data files (2021-12-10 snapshot) 43 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 90179
Global GDAC Argo data files (2022-01-10 snapshot) 44 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 90708
Global GDAC Argo data files (2022-02-10 snapshot) 44 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 91554
Global GDAC Argo data files (2022-03-10 snapshot) 45 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 92121
Global GDAC Argo data files (2022-04-10 snapshot) 45 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 93132
Global GDAC Argo data files (2022-05-10 snapshot) 46 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 93778
Global GDAC Argo data files (2022-06-10 snapshot) 46 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 94439
BGC Sprof data files (2022-07-28 snapshot) 2 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 95141
Global GDAC Argo data files (2022-07-10 snapshot) 47 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 95142
BGC Sprof data files (2022-08-08 snapshot) 2 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 95427
Global GDAC Argo data files (2022-08-10 snapshot) 48 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 95428
Global GDAC Argo data files (2022-09-10 snapshot) 48 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 95967
BGC Sprof data files (2022-09-08 snapshot) 2 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 95998
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