AOML
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State of the Ocean Observing System

Data

Data

AOML manages the following data collection efforts, as part of its contribution to the OCO's Annual Report on the State of the Ocean:

Quality-controlled, interpolated drifter data

Form-based access to data in the Interpolated Global Lagrangian Drifter Database at AOML. Go

High-Density Expendable Bathythermograph (XBT) data

XBT data available from 5 lines in the Atlantic Ocean. Temperature profiles to a depth of as much as 850m, with horizontal spacing of 10-50 km. Go

Low-Density Expendable Bathythermograph (XBT) data

The AOML GOOS Center operates a global XBT Program that utilizes approximately 70 Voluntary Observing Ships (VOS) to monitor, on a monthly basis, 26 transects in all three ocean basins. Go

US ARGO Data Center - Temperature/salinity profiles

The ARGO global array of floats distributed over the global oceans measure the temperature and salinity in the upper 1,000 - 2,000 m of the ocean. Its ultimate goal is to deploy 3000 floats that will provide 100,000 T/S profiles and velocity measurements per year distributed at an average 3-degree spacing. Go

Western Boundary Current Time Series data

North Atlantic transport time series data available for the Florida Current from a submerged telephone cable, and for the Deep Western Boundary Current from inverted echo sounders. Hydrographic properties and point transport samples are also available. Go