Data & Products

AOML collects data which provides the foundation of much of our research. We maintain a variety of databases that provide access to a wide range of publicly available oceanographic and meteorological data and products. A brief description and list of the websites that house these data and products is provided below for reference.

Data & Products

AOML collects data which provides the foundation of much of our research. We maintain a variety of databases that provide access to a wide range of publicly available oceanographic and meteorological data and products. A brief description and list of the websites that house these data and products is provided below for reference.

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Drifter Data

Global Surface Currents, Drifter-Derived Climatology, and Seasonal Current Animations

Satellite Data

Sea height anomaly, sea surface and water column temperature, and surface currents.

Argo Data Points

Argo Data

Broad-scale global array of temperature and salinity profiling floats.

Carbon Cycle Data

Dissolved inorganic compound (DIC) measurements and underway partial pressure of CO2 (pCO2) measurements.

State of the Ocean Observing System

The State of the Ocean Observing System is our evaluation of how well essential ocean and climate variables are being measured.

XBT Data

Temperature, structure, and time-dependent ocean properties of the Atlantic Subtropical Gyre.

Ocean Acidification Data

Satellite data and data-assimilative hybrid model maps components of the carbonate system of surface water.

This true-color satellite images shows the sampling stations as flags monitored by the research team for the Juvenile Sportfish.

South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Data

Ecosystem assessments for informing management decisions around South Florida. Includes Juvenile Sportfish Surveys, Ecosystem Assessment Cruises, and Florida Waterman's Data.

Coral Data

AOML contributes to the National Coral Reef Monitoring Program. Find the data here.

Omics Data

All encompassing data suite includes wind speed, temperature and humidity profiles, radar and visuals, and more.

Hurricane Data

All encompassing data suite includes wind speed, temperature and humidity profiles, radar and visuals, and more.

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AOML on Github

Teamwork makes the dream-work.

Visit our Github Account.

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Global Drifter Program

Data from global drifter program buoys is available in various formats. links and a brief description on how to access drifter data can be found at on the Drifter Data Page.

Go to Portal

For a complete list of Global Drifter Program products and resources, please visit the Drifter Homepage.

A climatology of near-surface currents and temperature for the world, at monthly and 1/4-degree resolution, derived from satellite-tracked surface drifting buoy observations can be found at the Drifter-Derived Climatology Page.

Go to Portal

For a complete list of Global Drifter Program products & resources, please visit the Drifter Homepage.

Regional animations of near-surface currents and temperatures, at monthly 1/4-degree resolution can be found at the Drifter Animations Page.

Go to Portal

For a complete list of Global Drifter Program products & resources, please visit the Drifter Homepage.

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Satellite Data

NOAA/AOML distributes on its web server several products for ocean and weather studies. The data used to derive these products come from a wide array of observing platforms. Satellite-derived sea height anomaly (SHA) and sea surface temperature (SST), temperature profiles from profiling floats and expendable bathythermographs (XBTs), and surface currents from drifters are used to develop these products.

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Argo Data

Argo is a long-term ocean observation program that measures temperature and salinity in the upper 2,000m of the ocean providing 100,000 T/S profiles and reference velocity measurements per year. This broad-scale global array of profiling floats has already grown to be a major component of the ocean observing system. It has changed the way scientists think about collecting data and has prompted other discussions about international collaboration in the scientific community. This kind of data is crucial for weather forecasts and it provides information related to climate and biology of the ocean. The Argo community has a web portal to access project information. Visit it by going to the portal below.

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The Global Carbon Cycle

AOML participates in NOAA’s Global Carbon Cycle Program by assessing the oceans role in controlling atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2). We focus on the exchange of CO2 between the air and the ocean surface and how it gets to the deep ocean. The Global Carbon Cycle data includes measurements of dissolved inorganic compounds (DIC) from long-line and short cruises and partial pressure of CO2 (pCO2) from Ships of Opportunity and NOAA ships.

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State of the Ocean Observing System

Every year, the Office of Climate Observations (OCO) at OGP/NOAA publishes an Annual Report on the State of the Ocean and the Ocean Observing System for Climate. This Annual Report provides an overview of the ocean, its role in climate, and the connections between ocean observations and economic and societal impact, based on the observations collected and analysis performed as part of the NOAA Ocean Observing System.

AOML contributes to the OCO’s report through its varied data collection efforts, and as of 2005, through Quarterly Reports on certain key ocean state variables: Global Heat Storage, Global Surface Currents, and Atlantic Meridional Heat Transport. Visit the Portal below.

xbtdata

High Density XBT Transect Data

AOML studies the Meridional Overturning Circulation (MOC) in the tropical Atlantic. This research allows us to learn about the physical structure of the gyre and its currents (such as the Gulf Stream). It also allows us to measure the thermal structure in the center of the gyre, and to characterize its average properties and its changes over time.

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Ocean Acidification Product Suite

Scientists at AOML have constructed a tool to monitor ocean acidification over the wider Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. This tool utilizes satellite data and a data-assimilative hybrid model to map the components of the carbonate system of surface water.

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South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Data

This true-color satellite images shows the sampling stations as flags monitored by the research team for the Juvenile Sportfish.

 

The saltwater recreational fishery adjacent to the Everglades generates approximately $880 million and greater then 6,000 jobs per year. This area includes Florida Bay, which not only supports a substantial recreational fishing industry within its waters, but also serves as a nursery ground for many of the adjacent commercial and recreational reef fishery species. These commercial and recreational fishery species within Florida Bay will be affected by Everglades restoration as it aims to restore Florida Bay to a less disturbed state by minimizing hypersalinity. One of the best indicators for estuarine health is spotted seatrout (Cynscion nebulosus). Cynscion nebulosus is a good indicator, because it spends its entire life within the bay it was spawned and is sensitive to fluctuations in water quality including salinity. Additionally, Cynscion nebulosus is the second most commonly caught sportfish in Florida Bay, accounting for approximately 30% of all catch.

We have partnered with NOAA’s Southeast Fisheries Science Center (NOAA/SEFSC) to investigate how juvenile sportfish in Florida Bay respond to water quality and habitat. This project conducts otter trawls to sample the juvenile sportfish populations, along with water quality and seagrass measurements in Florida Bay. The objectives are to:

  1. Develop reference conditions that can be used as a baseline to evaluate trends in juvenile spotted seatrout populations) and quantify the impacts of Everglades Restoration;
  2. Develop a juvenile abundance index (mean abundance and frequency of occurrence) and determine if annual differences in abundance occur among areas in the Bay;
  3. Examine the relationship between juvenile spotted seatrout abundance, salinity, temperature, and seagrass; use this analysis to gain insights into the potential response of spotted seatrout to CERP; and
  4. Determine the salinity preference for other juvenile sportfish in Florida Bay.

 

Learn with our Spotting the Seatrout storymap or download the Juvenile Sportfish Survey Data.*

*Downloads an .xlsx workbook.

Data taken from the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Cruises aboard the University of Miami’s R/V Walton Smith can be found here. These shipboard data sets are freely available for academic, research, or professional purposes under certain terms* Click the links to download the bay-wide and regional data sets below (.xls format).

 

 

*Data Use Terms: The user shall notify designated NOAA-AOML South Florida Program (SFP) researchers when any future work based on or derived from this data is published. The User agrees not to redistribute original NOAA-AOML South Florida Program (SFP) data. The User will acknowledge the support of the NOAA-AOML South Florida Program (SFP) in any publication using these data with the following citation: ‘Data were provided by the NOAA-AOML South Florida Program. The user agrees to send two reprints of any publication resulting from the use of these data and/or documentation to both Chris Kelble and Libby Johns.

coraldata

Coral Data

The National Coral Reef Monitoring Program is co-funded by NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program and Ocean Acidification Program. Our goal is to provide sustained and long‐term measurement of key variables to gauge the status and trends of coral reef health. We are leading the in-situ climate change and ocean acidification monitoring for the Atlantic Ocean in collaboration with NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Seattle, Washington and the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. This includes monitoring of seawater temperatures and the progression of ocean acidification, as well as the ecological impacts of these variables, at key sites. This monitoring is being conducted at sites in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Florida, and the Flower Garden Banks.

Each sentinel site has a moored autonomous pCO2 (MApCO2) buoy that measures the partial pressure of CO2 (pCO2) in seawater, temperature, salinity and pH every three hours and relays these data in near-real-time. These efforts are part of and adhere to the data quality requirements of the larger Global Ocean Acidification Monitoring Network. Some of the key ecosystem variables being measured at each sentinel site to gauge the impacts of climate change and ocean acidification are:

  • Ecosystem and species-specific calcification rates
  • Calcium carbonate budgets
  • Bioerosion rates

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'Omics Data

The ‘Omics program at AOML works to promote coral resilience, develop and transfer emerging technologies, advance ‘omics for fisheries and microbiome applications, and foster the bioinformatics and infrastructure capabilities upon which all ‘omics research and operations rely. This work engages coral, fisheries, and microbiome experts across the agency and through international engagement. See our published data on corals below.

Our ‘Omics data is hosted at the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Click the buttons below each project to visit the database. To access the code associated with our research projects, visit our Github Account.

The Microbiome of Disease Resistant and Susceptible Acropora

In this study, we aimed to evaluate the microbiomes of corals that were tested for disease resilience and susceptibility in nursery-reared Caribbean Acropora spp. Diseased coral were grafted onto healthy fragments and diseased fragments may have harbored distinct pathogens. In 2017, three histological samples were examined that suggested that disease fragments were causing rapid tissue loss. To identify potential disease agents and identify bacteria associated with resilience we used 16S rRNA high-throughput sequencing to evaluate these data.

Hurricane Data

Atlantic Basin, 2018

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East and Central Pacific Basin, 2018

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