Real-time monitoring of upper ocean variability in the Australian region of the Southern Ocean using Argo profiling floatsEntry ID: ASAC_2519
Abstract: Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2519
See the link below for public details on this project.
This dataset comprises of floating buoy data collected as part of the ARGO program. All of the data are automatically uploaded to the main ARGO data centre, and can be accessed from there (via the provided URL). Above the map of current float locations on this web page, there are buttons to ... allow you to access an interactive map, search for floats, and access the data.
The Argo floats are programmed to measure temperature and salinity profiles from 2000m to the sea surface every 10 days. When they surface they transmit the profile data, their location, and various engineering parameters to satellite. The data ares put on the Global Telecommunications System (GTS) and are available within 24 hours. Global data centres in the USA and France receive the raw data from the country of origin and also update the data when quality control is performed.
Some floats measure other data in addition to temperature and salinity. Dissolved oxygen and current velocity are two other parameters that are measured by a few floats.
See the ARGO website for further details about each float (information can be accessed using the WMO (World Meteorological Organisation) numbers provided in the download file).
The fields in this dataset are:
Deployment Order Number
More information about the dataset is provided in a readme file as part of the download.
Data were last updated in early May, 2014.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Phillips, H.E. and Thresher, A.
Dataset Title: Real-time monitoring of upper ocean variability in the Australian region of the Southern Ocean using Argo profiling floats
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2013-03-19
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data CentreOnline Resource: https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/metadata_redirect.cfm?md=/AMD...
Start Date: 1999-10-12Stop Date: 2014-03-04
ISO Topic Category
Quality Latitudes and Longitudes provided in spatial coverage are approximate only.
Access Constraints These data are available from the ARGO website. Data from specific floats can be retrieved by using the corresponding WMO (World Meteorological Organisation) numbers.
Data are also available from the GODAE website, and the IMOS web portal.
Data are updated approximately every 24 hours.
An excel spreadsheet providing a list of the floats deployed as part of the 2519 project is available for download from the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=ASAC_2519 when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 128 kb
Distribution Format: excel, word, text
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: Ann.Thresher at csiro.au
CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research CASTRAY ESPLANADE
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7000
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-02-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-06-17