We have upgraded the JGOFS/GLOBEC options server. It is now possible to download data in netCDF format. The system also supports persistent data objects. That is, you can manipulate one or more of the data objects, creating a new object and save the results. In addition to the previously existing "Math operations", it is also possible to do time conversions. We have also added download support for both Matlab Version 5 as well as the most recent version of Matlab. If you have any questions or if you experience any difficulties please contact the Data Management Office.
Jim Bisagni's AVHRR images from 1993 through 2003 and the 1993 through 1998 daily cloud-free, AVHRR-derived, optimally interpolated SST images are again available via the JGOFS/GLOBEC data system. It's a long story.
The JGOFS/GLOBEC data server and the U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank Web site will be unavailable this Saturday, October 20, 2007 from about 0700 - 0900 while network cable is being rerouted. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
The U.S. GLOBEC data and applications server, globec.whoi.edu, will be unavailable Tuesday, August 28, from about 0830 - 1030 EDT to continue the installation of additional disk space and disk redundancy features. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
The U.S. GLOBEC data and applications server, globec.whoi.edu, will be unavailable tomorrow, Tuesday, July 31, from 0830 - 1030 EDT to add the planned additional disk storage and disk spares to minimize future down time. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
Jim Irish's CTD data from long-term mooring cruises, formerly served from kelvin.whoi.edu, will not be available for the next few days as we transfer the data serving to the main GLOBEC computer. Other web-based information formerly available from kelvin.whoi.edu will be available from GLOBEC soon also. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
The U.S. GLOBEC data and applications server, globec.whoi.edu, will be unavailable tomorrow, Thursday, May 10, from 0830 - 1200 EDT to replace a failed disk drive. We are also planning another down time later this month to add additional disk storage and disk spares to minimize future down time. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
We will be taking the U.S. GLOBEC data server and the U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank web site down on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at noontime (EST) for about one hour for a software upgrade. Please contact the Data Management Office if this schedule causes you a problem. Thank you.
Several files were inadvertently deleted on the data server causing most of the data object entires for the Southern Ocean GLOBEC directory tree to disappear. (The data files themselves were not affected.) We have all the deleted files on backup tape and will restore them within the next two hours or so. Sorry for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact the Data Management Office.
The web and data server will be unavailable the morning of Tuesday, May 17, 2005 while the computer is upgraded. If this will cause you grief, please contact us and we will reschedule.
The NMFS JGOFS server is down until further notice while a disk failure is dealt with. Anyone needing access to Fisheries data should contact Jim Manning at 508-495-2211.
Due to local rewiring within the networking facility at WHOI, there may be times on Saturday, October 26, 2002, when the US GLOBEC web site and data system will be unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience.
There will be delays in displaying the daily AVHRR SST images. We apologize for any inconvenience.
AVHRR SST and OI SST images are accessible again. They are available from the U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank web site. The data are served from the UMass/Dartmouth data server from a DODS database and server and made available via the JGOFS data management system.
NOAA 14 images back to normal
Matt Upton reported via e-mail that the NOAA 14 (f) images seem to be back to normal and fine now.
The WHOI Computer and Information Services is tentatively scheduling some network down time that will affect the USGLOBEC Georges Bank data server (including links to USGlobec, NE Pacific and Southern Ocean sites) on Friday, January 25, 2002. The outtage may last up to an hour or so.
UMassD/SMAST SST image server back on-lineThe UMassD/SMAST SST image server serving data from February 1999 - present is now again available.
UMassD/SMAST SST image server unavailableThe UMassD/SMAST SST image server serving data from February 1999 - present will be unavailable until illegal access from overseas is curtailed. In addition, due to the denial of service attacks perpetrated last week via the nimda virus, many routes have been filtered or changed throughout the internet to combat the problematic traffic.
Dave Townsend's Nutrient dataThe phytoplankton and nutrient data from Dave Townsend's database at the University of Maine is now back on-line.
Dave Townsend's Nutrient dataThe phytoplankton and nutrient data from Dave Townsend's database at the University of Maine will be unavailable until early September due to changes being made in the variable names.
Durbin Zooplankton DatabaseTed Durbin's group is currently updating the zooplankton database. The newest versions will be available in about a month.
Power Outage in Woods HoleThere was a long power outage in Woods Hole on July 11, 2001 from about 1045 to about 1600. During the later part of this time, the GLOBEC web and data servers were unavailable. After the systems were up again, one of the data disks died. Therefore, some of the data may be inaccessible until we can get the disk repaired or replaced. The web site should not be affected, however.
UMassD/SMAST SST image server downThe UMassD/SMAST SST image server serving data from February 1999 - present will be down for about 24 hours during an upgrade.
Zooplankton data unavailableThe data server at URI is down due to a failed disk. It should be back up in a few days. Also, they will be migrating their database to a new system in about two weeks. Data may be unavailable during the time of the upgrade.
Phytoplankton chlorophyll and nutrient studies data & Zooplankton data unavailableThe data server at the University of Maine is down so the Phytoplankton chlorophyll and nutrient studies data are unavailable. Also, there is a Y2K problem with the Zooplankton cubic meter and square meter data. This causes the method to "break" after accessing about two thirds of the data set.
Satellite data from GSO/URI unavailableSatellite data (1993 --> January 1999) from GSO/URI is unavailable. We are working to correct the problem. [Problem corrected as of January 31, 2000.]
Main server unavailable, Tuesday, January 11, 2000The main U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank data and information server will be unavailable Tuesday, January 11, 2000 to replace a failing disk drive. We hope to be back up sometime in the afternoon (EST). (This is a rescheduling of the repair that was to take place on Wednesday, January 5.)
Some Satellite Images UnaccessibleGlenn Strout at UMass/Dartmouth wrote: "Currently one of our network machines is down due to a disk crash. Our system manager isn't due into the office until next week. URI recently installed a firewall which has prevented us from downloading the daily images. Welcome to 2000! We should have these problems resolved by the end of next week."
Problem accessing NMFS/Woods Hole dataThere is a problem accessing NMFS/Woods Hole data, including wind stress, drifter, along track, and hydrography data. Data files are not accessible. [Problem resolved Spetember 30, 1999.]
Main U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank Data and Information Server Down WednesdayOn Wednesday, August 4, the main U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank data and information server will be down for several hours during software upgrades.
OI Images Cannot Be AccessedThe daily cloud-free, AVHRR-derived, optimally interpolated (OI) images stored at GSO/URI are not accessable due to some rewiring being done at the site. Access trouble may be experienced during the rest of this week.
CTD and moored current meter data unavailable MondayPeter Smith's CTD and moored current meter data will be unavailable Monday, June 14, 1999, since their web data server will be down.
Problem with selection and projection optionsWe have uncovered a problem with the selection and projection options. When either one or both are used, the data are not displayed as normal "web" pages. We are working to resolve the problem. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Main data and information server unanavailable June 10, 1999The U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank main data and information server (globec.whoi.edu) will be unavailable June 10, 1999, from 1800 - 2100 (local time) due to a scheduled, local, network outage. Note: this is a rescheduling of an outage originally planned for today.
NMFS/Woods Hole Data Server Down
NMFS/Woods Hole Data Server Down
AVHRR data unavailable
Archived OI-SST data at URI/GSO now available
Archived OI-SST data at URI/GSO unavailable
Cannot access NMFS/Woods Hole data objects
New ISP for URI (from Robert Sand <firstname.lastname@example.org>)
You may also encounter some problems with people connecting to URI. This temporary problem is related to the time necessary for the change in ISP to be broadcast around the Internet so that other peoples computers relearn how to get to URI. It should pass shortly.
Broad Scale average temperature and salinity
The average values for each survey were recalculated - this time using the correct areas and using the final processed CTD data, including the data from the intermediate Bongo stations (which were not included in the previous calculations). The values didn't change much - the seasonal and the interannual variability looked pretty much the same - but the numbers were different.
The Bank-wide average fluorescence for each survey (not presented in the cruise reports, but shown at a few meetings) also was recalculated.
Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. And thanks to Charlie Miller and Jen Crain for recognizing that there was a problem.
Via e-mail message from David Mountain
06 Aug 1998 09:28:49 -0400
UTC/local time conversion utility has "round-off" error
J. Bisagni's satellite images available as of July 6.
J. Bisagni's satellite images unavailable starting Thursday, July 2.
Data and information server unavailable
MET 1 Hour Data Removed - needs reprocessing *UPDATE*The one hour averaged meteorological wind direction data for 1995 has been corrected and is back on-line. We are still working on the 1996-present data. As these data files become available, they will be placed on-line. If you have any questions contact the Data Management Office. Addendum: all data have been reprocessed and corrected as of April 1998.
MET 1 Hour Data Removed - needs reprocessingThe one hour averaged meteorological data had an error in the wind direction and has been deleted from the data system. Newly processed data will be available shortly. If you have any questions contact the Data Management Office
New JGOFS Software AvailableThe new JGOFS software release, version 1.5 is being used by the U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank home page. The data directory has a new look, with listing, display and other options available via buttons at the top of each data page when these are available. The data objects are located near the top of the page and the directory of available objects is moved to the bottom of the page. Since this is a new release and some bugs may yet be uncovered, please report any problems you have to the Data Management Office.
Trouble accessing satellite imagesThe computer system that houses the satellite images is moving from NOAA to GSO. Images should be available as soon as the move is complete.
Trouble accessing satellite imagesThere is trouble accessing the satellite image data server. I will correct the problem as soon as possible. Sorry for the inconvenience. Fixed: April 30, 1997
New "options server" in useAs of today, the globec system will handle most of the "Other options" tasks when dealing with data accessed from the U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank data server. Previously, these tasks (such as making x-y plots, or formatting data for use my Matlab) were done by puddle. The new server is a faster processor, so performance should improve.
NMFS/Woods Hole CTD data served with corrupted data linesSeveral CTD data sets served from the NMFS/Woods Hole data server appear with corrupted data lines. These show up as either missing values, or what look like multiple data lines concatenated together. We are looking into this problem and will correct it as soon as possible. Update: This problem was fixed as of February 19, 1997 when the jgof.wh.whoi.edu server took over for the whsun2 server.
NMFS/Woods Hole data temporarily unavailableThe NMFS/Woods Hole data server is moving to another platform so their data are temporarily unavailable. [As of ~1500 the data are available.]
Georges Bank Central Server unavailable due to upgradesThe U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank central data server and Web site will be unavailabe Thursday, January 25, 1996 and again in early February in order to upgrade its operating system to Solaris 2.5 and hardware (more memory and disk space.) Please contact the Program Office if these scheduled times are inconvienient.
Correction to wind speed units in the thesaurus(Bob Groman)The thesaurus incorrectly listed the units for various wind speeds as knots. The units should have been in meters per second. The thesaurus has been corrected as of today.
The defexec method (Bob Groman)The defexec method is very flexible in that it can be used both to execute scripts and programs as well as open up lower level data files just like the def method can do. It uses the presence of double quotes ("...") around data values to suppress creating a hypertext link to the next level. Blanks can appear within the text enclosed within the double quotes. However, if you do want to create a link (and therefore do not use the double quotes) do not include any blank spaces in the text string. If you do, the link may not work. This is because a selection at the next level is being made and selection does not handle blanks. As a work-around, replace the spaces with underlines.
Hydrographic data contour plots (David Mountain)A problem has been identified with some of the contour plots of hydrographic data in the Broad Scale cruise reports. For plots of bottom values, to be considered a bottom value the deepest observation in a cast had to be within 10m of the bottom where the depth was < 100m and within 25m where > 100m. If not, the station was not included in the contouring. The problem is that all station locations were posted on the plots, whether a bottom value existed or not. The deep stations off the bank (7, 16, and 29) do not have bottom values, are not included in the contouring, but their locations are posted. If they were included, the southern boundary of the Bank would be ringed by higher temperature, salinity and density contours.
This will be corrected in future plotting - by posting only those stations with bottom values.
Thanks to Bob Houghton for recognizing the problem.