Data access and demonstration

U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank on-line digital data.

  2. Click here for a data access example and demonstration.
  3. Program cruise reports and other on-line documentation.
  4. Other data:

  5. Click here to access the U.S. Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS) home page.
  6. Access to the Environmental Data Information Management System (EDIMS).

  7. Access to the National Data Buoy Center. NDBC is the source of buoy-measured environmental data operated by the U.S. National Oceanoic and Atmospheric Administration. Also, the NOAA National Weather Service model data site is accessible at and the link to the actual data is at Note however, there is alot of processing required on these forecast files before one can extract useful information.
  8. The U.S. GLOBEC Northwest Atlantic/Georges Bank Satellite Data Archive images, Dr. J. Bisagni, University of Massachusetts, are available through the data system. Both AVHRR and daily cloud-free, AVHRR-derived, optimally interpolated (OI) SST images are available on-line.

  9. AVHRR images of the CMO area can be found at There are average images as well as separate images from the spacecraft. Also,
    Dr. David L. Porter
    Ocean Remote Sensing Group
    Applied Physics Laboratory
    Johns Hopkins University
    Laurel, MD 20723-6099 USA
    Phone: (301)-953-6000 x4230 Fax: (301)-953-5548
    offered to look into getting digital AVHRR data onboard the ship. If you want this done let him know what you need and he'll see what can be done.
  10. The Dartmouth College Circulation Models for the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank are accessed using On-line data files can be copied over the network by clicking on the data file name of interest. Some files are in compressed format and documentation about the file contents are avaible from this same Web site. Additinal information is also available from the Numerical Methods Lab home page at Dartmouth College.
  11. ADCP data from Endeavor cruises are available from These data will also be available from our data system.
  12. World Ocean Optics Database. The W.O.O.D. system is an ONR funded, on-line, database of scientific parameters including beam atten. coeff., ang. backscattering coeff, phaeophytin, salinity, ammonium, nitrate, silicate, diffuse atten. coeff., chlorophyll A, pigment concentration, temperature, nitrite, and phosphate.
  13. The GLOBEC Long-Term Moored program is supplying Selected data from their two moorings on Georges Bank in near real-time. More information is available at
  14. The Global Change Distributed Information System (GCDIS) is a collection of distributed information systems operated by government agencies involved in global change research.

  15. URI's Sea Surface Temperature Satellite Image Archive database, contains more than 20,000 images from 1979-present.

  16. IGBP Search and Retrieval page. The International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) Data and Information System home page is at The IGBP home page is at

    Additional information and notices are available at

  17. The real time modeling project, Real-Time Data Assimilation on Georges Bank, begun in Phase III, attempts to develop, use, and evaluate a real-time nowcast/forecast system for the Georges Bank region. Dan Lynch's home page for this project is at and Jim Manning's web page for this project is at

  18. The 4-5 times daily NOAA AVHRR data covering the entire Gulf of Maine and southern Scotia Shelf region received by the University of Maine Satellite Data Lab are available on the WWW site These are TIFF images of MCSST at 1.1 km with a land mask and conservative cloud mask applied, processed from their TERASCAN system. The entire library is on-line. Specialty products for specific projects are also made available here. For further information contact Andrew Thomas at (207) 581-4335 or

  19. Links to Geographic Data for the Gulf of Maine from the Maine Office of GIS.

  20. NODC World Ocean Atlas 1998 and World Ocean Database 1998

Last updated: February 7, 2000