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Access via FTP on GDAC

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

The Coriolis data centre is one of the two Argo Global Data Assembly Centres (GDAC).
Argo data are freely available from the Coriolis and US-Godae GDAC FTP site .

 

ftp://ftp.ifremer.fr/ifremer/argo

 

ftp://usgodae.org/pub/outgoing/argo

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

 

Click here for a description of the data format (user's manual).

 

Click here for a description of the Argo ftp site organization.

 

Click here for US-GODAE GDAC.

Coriolis GDAC is updated in real-time with data from Data Assembly Centers (DAC): US AOML, Canadian MEDS, Japanese JMA, EU Coriolis.
Coriolis GDAC is also updated with data coming from GTS the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) global network.

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 convention: 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