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MERCATOR French Ocean System: Observed 3D Global Ocean Products
Entry ID: Armor

Abstract: The "observed global ocean" products are based on satellite observation data
(altimetry and sea surface temperature) and in situ data measurements. The
Mercator system currently receives data from three altimetry satellites:
Envisat (European Space Agency), GFO (U.S. Navy) and Jason (NASA/CNES).
Altimetry data are supplied through the Ssalto/Duacs program
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Description: Mercator Ocean Main Webpage

Description: Mercator Ocean Web products.
3D modelled ocean: nowcasts and forecasts (medium resolution Atlantic 1/3
degree; high resolution North Atlantic and Mediterranean 1/15 degree; global
low resolution 2 degree); and global observed ocean, data intercomparison and 3
D reconstitution of oceanic fields.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Mercator Ocean
Dataset Title: Observed global ocean (Armor)
Online Resource:
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Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1/3 degrees
Longitude Resolution: 1/3 degrees
Vertical Resolution: from 0 down to 700m deep
Temporal Resolution: daily, weekly
Access Constraints Mercator web real time image products (GIF format) are designed for a wide
audience (freely available, except zonal maps younger than 30 days need
authorized access), while numerical products are files for professional users
and are available on a remote server with authorized access.

Please, you must justify your request to these products. E-mail request to or download the form
Data Set Progress
Data Center
MERCATOR OCEAN-Operational Oceanography, France Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 33 5 61 39 38 02
Fax: 33 5 61 39 38 99
Email: products at
Contact Address:
Parc Technologique du Canal
8-10 rue Hermes
City: Ramonville St Agne
Postal Code: 31520
Country: FRANCE
Distribution Media: Image Browse (public access), Remote Server (restricted access)
Distribution Format: GIF, NetCDF, CF/COARDS
Email: vincent.toumazou at
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-12-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23