All publicly available bottle data of the WOCE
Hydrographic Programme(WHP)have been compiled into
an integrated dataset(WoceBtl). Together with the
Ocean Data View (ODV) visualization software for
Windows, this dataset constitutes an "Electronic
Atlas of WOCE Data" (eWOCE) that allows the graphical
display and interactive analysis of the data in many
Section plots of temperature, ... salinity, oxygen and
nutrients for the available WOCE WHP sections have
been prepared with ODV, and you can view these
distributions in the eWOCE Gallery.
Configuration files for reproducing the gallery plots
with Ocean Data View are provided with eWOCE. Starting
from these template plots, users can easily produce
(1) arbitrary property/property plots,
(2) distributions on general iso-surfaces,
(3) property difference distributions between repeats,
(4) time-series plots,
(5) geostrophic velocity sections and many other plot types.
With eWOCE, the data can either be presented as color-shaded
and/or contoured fields or as colored symbols or numbers at
the measurement locations. In addition to the measured, basic
variables, a large number of derived quantities can be calculated
and analyzed just as the basic variables.
The WoceBtl data collection can be extended easily: data from
the World Ocean Atlas 1994, the World Ocean Database 1998 and
other popular data formats can be imported without modification.
As add-ons, eWOCE comes with a gazetteer of WOCE sections and with
the GEBCO (General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans) gazetteer of
undersea features which allow easy identification of sections and
topographic features. In addition to research applications,
eWOCE can be used for teaching and training purposes.