Oceanographic Station Time Series on CD-ROM from NODC; Adaptable to the ATLAST Software Package; World OceansEntry ID: NODC_OCEANSTATION_CDROM_ATLAST
Abstract: The National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) and the World Data Center A,
Oceanography (WDC-A) have compiled from the NODC Oceanographic Station Data
File a set of oceanographic data having repetitive samples along ocean
sections or at fixed locations for long time periods. These oceanographic
station time-series data, including temperature, salinity, density, and
nutrients, are now ... available on one CD-ROM.
The total time-series data set contains: 27 North Pacific sections; 56 North
Atlantic sections; sections along coastal California from the California
Cooperative Fisheries Investigations (CALCOFI); 19 sections from the remainder
of the World Oceans (including sections from the Mediterranean, North,
Barents, and Tasman Seas as well as from the South Atlantic); and data from
the 10 Ocean Weather Stations.
This disc contains both data and data inventory files for each section or
fixed station. For each cruise, the inventory contains: country, ship name,
NODC Reference Number, beginning and end cruise dates, and number of stations.
Each inventory file is sorted by NODC Reference Number. The data are stored
as ASCII records in the NODC Oceanographic Station Data 2 (SD2) format. The
file OSD.TXT is an ASCII text file that provides a complete record layout of
the SD2 format and the code tables used with it.
This CD-ROM also holds a preliminary list of reference citations associated
with the time-series data sets. These citations are cross-referenced to the
CD-ROM time-series data by the NODC Reference Number.
Also included on this CD-ROM is a conversion program that enables the data to
be used with the ATLAST software package. This program (ATLCNV) converts data
from the NODC Oceanographic Station Data 2 format to a scaled down format that
serves as input to ATLAST, a program for accessing and displaying hydrographic
and tracer section data. ATLAST was developed by Dr. Peter Rhines of the
University of Washington and is distributed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
(JPL). The ATLAST program itself is not contained on this CD-ROM, but can be
obtained from JPL.
NOTE: Intermediate programming skills are strongly recommended for users
of the data on this CD-ROM product.
NOAAServer Codes: [OL 90 -80 180 -180] ; nodateline obtain
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA/NESDIS/NATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA CENTER
Dataset Title: Oceanographic Station Profile Time Series Data on CD-ROM
Dataset Release Date: 1993/05
Version: 1Online Resource: www.nodc.noaa.gov
Use Constraints NOAA and NODC would appreciate recognition as the
resource from which these data were obtained in any
publications and/or other representations of these data.
Distribution Media: CD-ROM
NODC Environmental Information Bulletin No. 93-3
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2002-08-27