The World Ocean Circulation Experiment is the part of the World Climate Research Programme that is providing improvements in ocean circulation models for use in climate prediction. The oceans are a key element in the climate system in the way they transport heat and freshwater and exchange these with the atmosphere. The oceans also sequester CO2 released by the burning of fossil fuels. WOCE used ... resources from nearly 30 countries to make unprecedented in-situ and satellite observations of the global ocean from 1990-1998 and to observe poorly-understood but important physical processes.
New in Version 2.0: WOCE Global Data Version 1.0 (1998) was the first publication of the WOCE data resource in one easily accessible form. Since Version 1.0 there has been significant effort focused on assembling the remaining WOCE data and metadata. The results of these activities are reflected in the large increases of data and information contained in Version 2.0. Additionally, the data in Version 2.0 have increased consistency in formatting, labelling, and content.
All 15 CDs in the WOCE Version 2 set are designed to be accessed with an Internet browser such as Netscape Navigator 3.0 or later, or Internet Explorer version 3.0 or later. The individual discs are: Disc 1: Data Information Unit and Bathymetry Disc 2: Hydrographic Programme Disc 3: Upper Ocean Thermal Disc 4: Subsurface Floats Disc 5: Surface Velocity Programme Disc 6: Current Meter Moorings Disc 7: Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers Disc 8: Sea Level Disc 9: Surface Meteorology Disc 10: Surface Fluxes Disc 11: Satellite Data, Sea Surface Height Disc 12: Satellite Data, Sea Surface Temperature Disc 13: Satellite Data, Sea Surface Winds Disc 14: eWOCE Electronic Atlas of WOCE Data Disc 15: Hydrographic Programme NOAAServer Codes: [OL 75 -75 180 -180] ; nodateline obtain
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