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Global Ocean Currents Database (GOCD)

Important Notice

03 June 2018  The National Centers for Environmental Information is proud to announce the Global Ocean Currents Database (GOCD) is a product generated by NCEI. It is derived from NCEI AIPs that hold in situ ocean current data from a diverse range of instruments, collection protocols, processing methods, and data storage formats. For acceptance into the GOCD, the data must have sufficient quality control and thorough documentation. The GODC merges the variety of original formats into the NCEI standard network common data form (NetCDF) format. From the shipboard acoustic Doppler current profiler sets, the GOCD creates files that hold single vertical ocean currents profiles. The GOCD spans 1962 to 2013. For more information, visit NCEI Standard Product: Global Ocean Currents Database (GOCD) (NCEI Accession 0171666).

19 January 2018  The National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) is proud to announce a tailored web application that allows users to search for shipboard acoustic Doppler current profiles (SADCP) submitted by the Joint Archive for SADCP (JASADCP), a collaboration between NOAA/NCEI and the Currents Group at the University of Hawaii. The web application allows users to download the JASADCP standard subsets in ASCII text or NetCDF format and access the high resolution data sets as CODAS binary files as well. In addition, it has an interactive map that allows users to search for SADCP data by cruises and/or spatial/temporal ranges of their interest. The dedicated web application is available at https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/gocd/jasadcp.

Objectives

  • To integrate global ocean currents observations from a variety of instruments with different resolution, accuracy and response to spatial and temporal variability into a uniform network common data form (NetCDF) format.
  • To assess and implement uniform current data quality and duplicates management system.
  • To provide a dedicated online data discovery, access to NCEI-hosted and distributed data sources for ocean currents data.

Dataset Citation

Cite as: Sun, Charles; US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > National Centers for Environmental Information (2018). NCEI Standard Product: Global Ocean Currents Database (GOCD) (NCEI Accession 0171666). Version 3.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]

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