World Ocean Circulation Experiment
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Data Summaries
    Bathymetry
    Current Meters
    Drifters
    Sub Surface Floats
    Hydrography
    Profiling Floats
    Satellite Sea Level
    Satellite Sea Surface Temperature
    Satellite Surface Winds
    Sea Level - Delayed Mode
    Sea Level - Fast Return
    Sea Surface Salinity
    Shipboard ADCP
    Surface Meteorology
    Upper Ocean Thermal
 

  Data Sets on WOCE Data DVD Disk 1:

  Current Meters
  Drifters
  Sub Surface Floats
  Hydrography
  Profiling Floats
  Sea Surface Salinity
  Shipboard ADCP
  Air-Sea Fluxes
  Surface Meteorology
  Upper Ocean Thermal

 Data Sets on WOCE Data DVD Disk 2:

  Bathymetry
  Satellite Sea Level
  Satellite Sea Surface Temperature
  Satellite Surface Winds
  Sea Level - Delayed Mode
  Sea Level - Fast Return

 
  Floats
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  Float Experiment Descriptions
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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.