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  Description of WOCE Float Experiments
 Data Float Data

A variety of acoustically- or satellite-tracked, neutrally buoyant subsurface floats were released during WOCE. The purpose of the WOCE Float Data Assembly Center (WFDAC) was to create a consolidated float data set usable by scientists for statistical studies and incorporation into ocean models. The intent was that the collected data be the best and cleanest version available. To that end, the WFDAC carefully checked each data set. Data were transferred to WDC-A as well as being archived and made available by the DAC.

Data Processing

The Float DAC expected to receive "final archive versions" of data already quality-controlled and calibrated by each PI. Some checks were made to see that the obtained data looked reasonable. Extensive quality control checks were not be performed. PI's were notified of any anomalous data and these were flagged till corrected.