provide a platform that allows for the measurement of surface drifts,
air pressure and other variables. These measurements allow for validation
of models and surface truth for some kinds of satellite data, and
contribute to initial fields in climate prediction models. The Surface
Velocity Program Data Assembly Centre (DAC) was composed of the
Atlantic Atmospheric and Oceanographic Laboratory (U.S.) and the
Marine Environmental Data Service (Canada). Together they assembled
and provided data of uniform quality from WOCE surface drifters
and drifters released under other programmes that met WOCE quality
specifications. Data interpolated to every 6 hours are available
as well as products such as track plots, mean velocity and temperature
fields. There are separate folders for each ocean and each year.
Within the folders the data is ordered by platform number and time.