WOCE Subsurface Float Assembly Center, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Data Center Description
The purpose of the float DAC was to create a consolidated float data set usable by scientists for statistical studies and incorporation into ocean models. The intent was that the collected data be the best and cleanest version available. Data were transferred to WDC-A as well as being archived and made available by the DAC.
The Float DAC received most major historical data sets, checked them and transferred them to WDC-A. The DAC also received the bulk of the WOCE data sets, including the Lagrangian component of profiling ALACE floats. When data were acquired by the DAC, an attempt was made to also acquire background information (data reports, e.g.) and a list of references.
The Float DAC stopped receiving data at the end of 2001. The NetCDF versions of the data found here were finalized by Dr.Charles Sun at NOAA, with our thanks.