Data Center Description
The Oregon State University Buoy Group is active in the development and use of deep-sea mooring techniques and instruments, particularly current meters and meteorological instruments.
The Buoy Group maintains three archives that contain current meter data. The Deep Water Current Meter Archive contains approximately 4000 long-term current meter records from deep-ocean moorings. This collection contains both historical datasets and current records gathered as part of WOCE (the World Ocean Circulation Experiment). The deep water archive is available online and also as a browser-readable CD.
Our second archive contains data reports from recent experiments of the Buoy Group. This archive is online; you can view all the essentials of a data report - descriptive text, tables of statistics, and plots in either GIF or Postscript format. Available plots include progressive vector diagrams, time series plots, stick plots, histograms, and spectra. In addition you can download the time series from these experiments.
The third archive is a collection of current meter records from the experiments in which the Buoy Group has participated during its 35-year history. It includes both shallow-water (continental shelf) moorings and deep-water moorings and is available as a browser-readable CD. There is some overlap between this disk and the deep-water disk described above. This CD also contains the online data reports mentioned above.