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Data description

by olvac last modified Feb 03, 2014 06:22 PM

Near-Real Time thermosalinograph SSS data have been collected since the 2006-2007 season. These data are processed and distributed by the ORE-SSS .

Delayed-mode XBT and thermosalinograph SSS data are available via this web site.

XBT data are available in their original ASCII format. The data format changed in 1999, and there are two README files on the data products site, which explain the different data format.
Link to XBT data products page

Continuous sea surface salinity data are available in NetCdf format. The NetCdf files contain the raw SST and SSS data, median filtered SST and SSS data with reduced background noise, and calibrated SSS data. Each SSS section has been calibrated by a constant offset, calculated from the bottle sample data. This offset value is included in the NetCdf file.
Link to SSS data products page

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