- Global Ocean Currents Database integrates ocean currents observations from a variety of instruments containing different resolutions and methods, as well as spatial and temporal variability, into a common database.
Archive for Shipboard Acoustic Doppler Current
Profilers (ADCP) - ocean current data from shipboard
ADCPs through a cooperative program with the University of Hawaii.
Ocean Surface Current Analyses - Realtime (OSCAR) - Near-realtime ocean surface currents derived from satellite altimeter and scatterometer data (link leads off site).
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.
datasets of ocean current data can also be obtained by contacting
also: Major oceanographic program data