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1.5 Data Sources for MDL Exercises

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Version:  4-10-2015

Original Source or Data Type Where Obtained, or How Obtained? Used Where in MDL?
Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP)  
Aquarius Mission THREDDS catalog in IDV
Argo Profiles Coriolis; GTSPP
CIMAS Ocean Surface Currents Atlas  
Climatology of Global Ocean Winds (COGOW)  
COADS/iCOADS Analysed Parameters US National Virtual Oceanographic Data Server (NVODS)
CTD System from SeaBird  
Electronic Navigation Charts (ENC) Sources listed in exercise

Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center (FNMOC)

GEBCO Gridded Bathymetry Data GEBCO 2003 DVD or online download
GEBCO Digital Relief Contours GEBCO 2003 (CD or DVD) 
GEOnet Names Server - Global feature coordinates and names, outside the USA and Antarctica

"GNS does not contain any coverage data for the United States of America or its Dependent areas nor does it cover Antarctica. To obtain U.S. or Antarctica coverage data, please access the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) database of names." From the website

Global Drifter Program (GDP)  
Global Administrative Areas (GADM)  
Global Forecast System (GFS) NOMADS
Global Land Cover Facility (GLCF)  
Global Ocean Data Analysis Project (GLODAP)  
GlobColour: European Service for Ocean Colour  
Global Self-Consistent, Hierarchical, High-Resolution Geography Database (GSHHG)  
GlobWave Project  
Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) (Includes G1SST and MUR)
HYCOM Consortium  
HYCOM Mean Fields from Hindcast Experiment with the 1/12 Globe  
Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)  
LIDAR Data of the Serpent Mounds Area, Ohio, USA  
Marine Climatic Atlas of the World CD-ROM Version 1.1  
Marine Regions - Consolidated from VLIZ Maritime Boundaries Geodatabase and VLIMAR, the VLIZ Marine Gazetteer; includes all EEZ data  
MIRAS Salinity via CoastWatch  
Mixed Layer Depths (MLD) UCSD/Scripps
MODIS A Various as indicated in the exercises
MODIS Visual Images US NASA EOSDIS Rapid Response
MyOcean - Multiple operational and synoptic data for the global ocean and the European seas, from various sources; list here may not be complete  
National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) NDBC SOS Server
National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) GSHHG and NGDC Trackline Geophysical Data
National Hurricane Center (NHC)  
National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) Various (INGRID, NOAASelect, NVODS, World Ocean Atlas (WOA) and ODV Collections)
National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) World Ocean Database Select (WODSelect)
Navy Operational Global Atmospheric Prediction System (NOGAPS) USGODAE - OPeNDAP/LAS
NCEP Global Ensemble Forecasting System (GEFS) UNIDATA THREDDS Data Server
NCOM Global Ocean Model Unified Access Framework GEOIDE
NODC Sea Surface Temperature, Sea Ice Fraction and Wind grids archive US NODC Live Access Server
Norwegian Meteorological Institute (MET.NO) Ocean & Sea Ice Service  
Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS)  
Ocean Data Portal (ODP)  
OceanColor Web  The data delivery format has changed from HDF to NetCDF.  This makes  exercises 2.21 and 2.36 completely out of date, among others; they are being revised accordingly.  If you obtain data from OCW, then you can use any of the direct, easy methods for NetCDF import into Saga, Integrated Data Viewer, ncBrowse or Panoply.  
OceanWatch Primary Production THREDDS catalog in IDV
OSCAR - Only global satellite-sensed current data  
PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science  
PISCES - Pelagic Interaction Scheme for Carbon and Ecosystem Studies  
RapidScat Winds  
Real-Time Ocean Forecasting System RTOFS (Global)  

Scatterometer Climatology of Ocean Winds (SCOW)

Total Sediment Thickness of the World's Oceans & Marginal Seas  
Shuttle Relief Topography Mission (SRTM) DIVA
TIDE Model from TOPEX/POSEIDON Altimetry: GOT99.2  
United Kingdom Meteorological Office (UKMO) Admiralty TIDES EasyTide
Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Giovanni
Wave Climatology of the EU  
Wave Watch III (WW3)  
World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) Atlases: