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DOWNLOADING, DECOMPRESSING AND READING
DATA FROM THE WORLD OCEAN ATLAS 2005|
For technical help or to report problems, please e-mail OCL.firstname.lastname@example.org
All the WOA05 ASCII output files are in GZIP* compressed format. However, the user should be aware that different web browsers handle GZIP compressed files differently.
Mozilla Firefox automatically decompresses the
data file during download but maintains the file extension ('gz'). This
will cause problems with programs such as "gzip" or "WinZip"
because they will try, and fail, to uncompress the already uncompressed
MOZILLA USERS: Can download the data file in two ways: (1) hold the "shift" key and click on the link to the data file or (2) right-mouse click on the link and select the "Save Link Target As ..." option.
INTERNET EXPLORER USERS: Can download the data file by copying the link location to your browser and then saving the file in your local working directory.
FAST TRANSFER PROTOCOL (FTP) USERS: Can download data via browser from ftp server using the following URL: ftp://ftp.nodc.noaa.gov/pub/WOA05
or download the data directly via ftp, then
Reading WOA05 data format:
The WOA05 data format description can be found in the WOA05 documentation. The WOA05 data format can be read using any of a number sample programs written in FORTRAN and C (or the user can write his/her own code). For technical help or to report problems, please e-mail OCL.email@example.com
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