Ocean Archive System (contains original
data sent to NODC) and can be queried for ocean current data. Data Resultants (file format F005) & Components (file format F015) are also contained in the Ocean Archive System. (Contact NODC User Services for help finding current meter data in the F005 and F015 formats.)
Archive for Shipboard Acoustic Doppler Current
Profilers (ADCP) - ocean current data from shipboard
ADCPs through a cooperative program with the University of Hawaii.
Ocean Time Series Database - The primary objective of this prototype
project is to integrate coastal ocean time series observations from
a variety of instruments with different resolution, accuracy and response
to spatial and temporal variability into a common database.
Ocean Surface Current Analyses - Realtime (OSCAR) - Near-realtime ocean surface currents derived from satellite altimeter and scatterometer data (link leads out of NODC).
Texas-Louisiana Shelf Circulation & Transport Processes Study
(LATEX) CD-ROM set - This 5 disc set was produced in cooperation
with Texas A&M University. The major field components taken between
April 1992 and December 1994 were moored current meter measurements,
drifting buoy data, hydrography, acoustic doppler current profiling
data, meteorological buoy data, and MiniSpec (directional) and SeaData
(non-directional) wave instruments data.
Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) - an unprecedented
effort during 1990-1997 by scientists from more than 30 nations to
study the large-scale circulation of the ocean. The DVD set was
designed to be accessed with an Internet browser and contains data
such as sea level, satellite, current meters, hydrographic
data and other parameters. An online version is also available.
Ocean Current Drifter Data
CD-ROMs - surface current ship drift data (previously known as
SCUDS data) and subsurface float trajectories.
Moored ADCP Data on CD-ROM
- Naval Surface Warfare Center moored ADCP data from the Florida Coast.
Buoy Data (file format F156)
- This data is used for time series data on ocean circulation determined
by the tracking of drifting buoys, drogues, or other instrumented
devices as they are carried with the ocean flow. Movement is reported
as point-to-point geographic locations determined by shore-based,
surface ship, aircraft, or satellite observations.
(Contact NODC User Services
for drifting buoy data or use the Ocean Archive System to find it.)
datasets of ocean current data can also be obtained by contacting
NODC User Services.
also: Major oceanographic program data
available from NODC.