The WOAselect is a selection tool in which the user can designate
a geographic area, depth, and oceanographic variable to view climatological means or related statistics for the given variable
at the requested depth for the requested geographic area.
The projection is a Geographic Coordinate System (lat and long).
The source data for the climatological means and statistics is
the World Ocean Atlas 2009 (WOA09).
The user may also download the data for the requested geographic
area and variable for all depths in a comma separated value (csv)
ASCII format or a shapefile format which is compatible with
GIS software such as ArcMap. Information about the formats
is availabe at format description page.
We would like to thank Betsy Schenck-Gardner of the National
Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC) for providing us with the
initial routines for creating shapefiles.
This is a first version of WOAselect. An improved version is already in preparation.
For any questions about this product, please e-mail OCLhelp desk.