Argo KMZ Files
|We have made the Argo data viewable through Google Earth™ via the Keyhole Markup Language (KML).
Argo KML files are distributed
as KMZ files, which are zipped KML files with a .kmz extension.
To view the Argo
data in Google Earth™, you have to obtain the Google Earth™
software and instructions from the Google Earth™ site at http://earth.google.com. Users who are not familiar with Google Earth™ should visit the Google Earth™ Help Center for more information on using Google Earth™.
|After installing the application, you may download the following two .kmz files, which contain the ocean profile and surface trajectory data collected by the Argo floats in the past 30 days:
In addition, we have prepared a much smaller .kmz file known as argoGE.kmz (approximate 2.8KB) . The "argoGE.kmz" contains network links to the latest and monthly archives of the Argo .kmz files and is updated on a monthly basis.
The monthly archives of the ocean profile and surface trajectory data collected by Argo floats are available via HTTP or FTP:
|Disclaimer: The production of this data product does not constitute endorsement of Google Earth™ by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the Department of Commerce. Use of the Google Earth™ software is limited to policies found in the software license agreements.|