NODC Standard Product: World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) global data, version 3.0, 2002 (2 disc set) (NCEI Accession 0000841)

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The World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) was a part of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) which used resources from nearly 30 countries to make unprecedented in-situ and satellite observations of the global ocean between 1990-1998, and to observe poorly-understood but important physical processes. The Scientific Steering Group (SSG) of WOCE oversaw the scientific development and the International Project Office (IPO) managed the implementation of the Experiment.

The WOCE Global Data DVD suite consists of two single-sided and double-layered DVDs. A Web browser is required to fully explore and access the DVD contents. Data on these disks cover most of the global ocean and are from the period of 1990 to 1998, the intensive observation phase of WOCE. Some data from before and after this period are also included.

The WOCE data streams were: Bathymetry, Current Meters, Drifters, Hydrography, In-Situ Sea Level-Fast Delivery, In-Situ Seal Level-Delayed Mode, Profiling Floats, Satellite Sea Surface Height, Satellite Sea Surface Temperature, Satellite Surface Winds, Sea Surface Salinity, Shipboard Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers, Subsurface Floats, Surface Meteorology, and Upper Ocean Thermal.

Presentations given during the WOCE and Beyond Conference are archived with this DVD product, but are not part of the two DVD set.
  • Cite as: Allegra, Andrew J; World Ocean Circulation Experiment International Project Office (2018). NODC Standard Product: World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) global data, version 3.0, 2002 (2 disc set) (NCEI Accession 0000841). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0000841. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 1990-01-01 to 2000-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90
S: -90
E: 180
W: -180
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • NODC Standard Product: World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) Global Data Resource (GDR), versions 1-3, on CD-ROM and DVD
    • NCEI Collection
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  • Global distribution of temperature and salinity profiles from profiling floats as part of the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) project, from 1994-11-07 to 2002-01-19 (NCEI Accession 0000936)
  • Surface water and atmospheric carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide observations by shipboard automated gas chromatography: Results from expeditions between 1977 and 1990
  • Carbon dioxide, hydrographic, and chemical data obtained during the R/V Meteor Cruise 11/5 in the South Atlantic and Northern Weddell Sea areas (WOCE sections A-12 and A-21)
  • Carbon Dioxide, Hydrographic, and Chemical Data Obtained During the R/V John V. Vickers Cruise in the Pacific Ocean (WOCE Section P13, NOAA CGC92 Cruise, August 4 - October 21, 1992)
  • Carbon Dioxide, Hydrographic, and Chemical Data Obtained During the R/V KNORR Cruises 138-3, -4, and -5 in the South Pacific Ocean (WOCE Sections P6E, P6C, and P6W, May 2 – July 30, 1992)
  • Carbon dioxide, hydrographic, and chemical data obtained in the South Pacific Ocean (WOCE Sections P16A/P17A, P17E/P19S, and P19C, R/V Knorr, October 1992-April 1993)
  • Carbon dioxide, hydrographic, and chemical data obtained during the R/V Thomas Washington TUNES-1 in the equatorial Pacific Ocean (WOCE Section P17C)
  • Carbon Dioxide, Hydrographic, and Chemical Data Obtained During the R/V Thomas G. Thompson Cruise in the Pacific Ocean
  • Carbon Dioxide, Hydrographic, and Chemical Data Obtained During the R/V Hesperides Cruise in the Alantic Ocean (WOCE Section A5, July 14 - August 15, 1992)
  • Carbon Dioxide, Hydrographic, and Chemical Data Obtained During the R/V Meteor Cruise 22/5 in the South Atlantic Ocean (WOCE Section AlO, December 1992-January 1993)
  • Carbon dioxide, hydrographic, and chemical data obtained in the central South Pacific Ocean (WOCE sections P17 and P16S) during the Tunes-2 expedition of the R/V Thomas Washington, July-August, 1991
  • Carbon dioxide, hydrographic, and chemical data obtained during the Thomas Washington Cruise TUNES-3 in the equatorial Pacific Ocean (WOCE Section P16C)
  • Total carbon dioxide, hydrographic, and nitrate measurements in the Southwest Pacific during Austral autumn, 1990: Results from NOAA/PMEL CGC-90 cruise
  • Chemical and hydrographic measurements in the eastern Pacific during the CGC94 expedition (WOCE section P18)
  • Shipboard acoustic doppler current profiling during the WOCE Indian Ocean Expedition, I10 / T.K. Chereskin, C.L. Harris; La Jolla, Calif.: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, 1997
  • Carbon dioxide, hydrographic, and chemical data obtained during the R/V Meteor cruise 28/1 in the South Atlantic Ocean (WOCE section A8, March 29-May 12, 1994) / contributed by Kenneth M. Johnson... et al.; prepared by Alexander Kozyr and Tammy W. Beaty; Oak Ridge, Tenn.: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy, 2002
  • Carbon dioxide, hydrographic, and chemical data obtained during the nine R/V Knorr cruises comprising the Indian Ocean CO₂ survey (WOCE sections I8SI9S, I9N, I8NI5E, I3, I5WI4, I7N, I1, I10, and I2, December 1, 1994-January 19, 1996 / contributed by Kenneth M. Johnson et al....; prepared by Alexander Kozyr; Oak Ridge, Tenn.: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy, 2002
  • World Ocean Circulation Experiment global data resource 3.0 electronic resource / WOCE International Project Office; Southampton, U.K.: WOCE Data Products Committee, WOCE International Project Office, 2002
  • Parent ID (indicates this is related to other data):
    • gov.noaa.nodc:NODC-WOCE-GDR
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2018-02-05
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
This dataset is also available from NODC on a two DVD set, entitled WOCE Global Data, Version 3.0, 2002. You may purchase one or both DVDs from NODC Customer Service.

Presentations given during the WOCE and Beyond Conference are archived with this DVD product, but are not part of the two DVD set.
Purpose This dataset is available to the public for a wide variety of uses including scientific research and analysis.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Allegra, Andrew J; World Ocean Circulation Experiment International Project Office (2018). NODC Standard Product: World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) global data, version 3.0, 2002 (2 disc set) (NCEI Accession 0000841). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0000841. Accessed [date].
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND DIRECTION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > WATER DEPTH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > ALKALINITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > CARBON DIOXIDE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NITRATE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NITRITE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PHOSPHATE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > SILICATE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN CURRENTS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN HEAT BUDGET > HEAT FLUX
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN PRESSURE > WATER PRESSURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA SURFACE TOPOGRAPHY > SEA SURFACE HEIGHT
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • ADCP > Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
  • CTD > Conductivity, Temperature, Depth
  • CURRENT METERS
  • THERMOSALINOGRAPHS
  • XBT > Expendable Bathythermographs
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • WOCE > World Ocean Circulation Experiment
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Allegra, Andrew J; World Ocean Circulation Experiment International Project Office (2018). NODC Standard Product: World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) global data, version 3.0, 2002 (2 disc set) (NCEI Accession 0000841). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0000841. Accessed [date].
Access Constraints
  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Processing Steps
  • 2018-02-05T19:14:47Z - NCEI Accession 0000841 v1.1 was published.
Output Datasets
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • ADCP
  • bathythermograph - XBT
  • bottle
  • CTD
  • current meter
  • meteorological sensors
  • mooring
  • profiling floats
  • satellite sensor - general
  • thermosalinographs
Last Modified: 2019-10-22T21:16:23Z
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