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Access to World Ocean Database Time Sorted Data
Data are organized by year and dataset with the exception of data prior to 1900. All profile data prior to 1900 year are organized under one single 1800 OSD data file. Please see instructions on downloading and reading data, see introduction (6.7 MB) for information on datasets and measured variables.
To download data:
  1. Select a year(s) corresponding to particular instrument type (see multiple selection help).
  2. Press submit button 'Get Data'.
  3. Download data. User may download the data by individual year files or tar file consist of all selected years packed into one file.
Dataset Years Action
OSD
Bottle, low resolution CTD, and plankton data


MBT
Mechanical Bathythermograph data
XBT
Expendable Bathythermograph data
CTD
High resolution CTD data
APB
Autonomous Pinniped Bathythermograph data
DRB
Drifting Buoy data
MRB
Moored Buoy data
PFL
Profiling Float data
UOR
Undulating Oceanographic Recorder data
GLD
Glider data
SUR
Surface data are not available in year sorted files. The entire dataset is available in a single file SURF_ALL.gz (21.6 MB)
- Observed Level Data - Standard Level Data
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