Access via FTP on GDAC

Contacts

  • Argo Support centre: support@argo.net
  • Coriolis GDAC: codac@ifremer.fr

 

GDAC FTP sites

Argo data are freely available from US-Godae and Coriolis GDAC FTP site

All data files are in NetCDF profile and multi-profile format.

GDACs are updated in real-time and delayed mode with data from Data Assembly Centers (DACs).

The Argo ftp site provides 3 "views" of the data profiles:

  • DAC
    • a directory per data assembly center
    • a directory per profiler
    • a file per profile of the profiler
  • GEO
    • a directory per ocean
    • a directory per year in the ocean
    • a directory per month of the year
    • a directory per day of the month
    • a file per profile of the day
  • LATEST_DATA
    • a directory per year
    • a directory per month of the year
    • a directory per day of the month
    • a file per profile of the day

File name conventions

R_XXXXXXX_YYYYMMDD_HHMM.nc

  • R : R for real time data, D for delayed mode data
  • XXXXXXX : float wmo number
  • YYYYMMDD_HHMM : date and time of the profile
  • nc : netcdf format