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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

 
  Surface Meteorology
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Maps Global Map of Cruises with Surface Meteorology
 Go to DVD  Go to the Surface Meteorology Directory on this DVD

Surface meteorological data are collected on many WOCE cruises, and range from high quality near-continuous recording systems, to ship bridge observations. These data are collected, quality controlled, archived and distributed by the Surface Meteorological DAC. Maps show data assembled by the DAC for 82% of the WHP cruises. Another 6% of the data had fatal errors that did not allow inclusion on this DVD, while the holders of the remainder of the data are unknown.

Associated with the DAC is the WOCE SAC for surface fluxes. The SAC produces regularly gridded fields of ocean surface forcing fields (e.g. winds, temperatures, humidity, turbulent fluxes of momentum, moisture, and heat) suitable for use by ocean models and intensive diagnostic studies. These products can be found on the WOCE Surface Fluxes CD.

WOCEMET was established at the Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS) at Florida State University hyperlink in 1994. The DAC assembled and produced a uniformly-processed, high-quality set of historical and WOCE underway surface meteorogical data. All current records in the database were examined using a two-step (automated and visual) quality control system. A full report of procedures is included in the Surface Meterology Directory. Funding for the production of this collection was provided by the U.S. National Science Foundation.