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.
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.