GLOBEC Software Tools
There are several software tools to help the scientific investigators
acquire, analyse and display information. For further information
click on one of the items below.
A list of JGOFS and related software "wish list" items is available
- AAPLAY: The Autodesk Animation Player is
a program for viewing a wide variety of animation formats, including
*.fli and *.flc file types. You can create your own animation
files too. To get the software, go to
- ATSEE Matlab utility to plot ship's track, station locations,
- CTDPLOT: Plotting CTD Data from the Broadscale Surveys.
- WHOI Silhouette
DIGITIZER is a MATLAB-based computer program for measuring the lengths of
marine organisms in the macrozooplankton size range. This program allows you to
identify and measure the organisms from a
plankton sample that has been photographed and scanned.
- EventLog QuattroPro utility to simplify manual logging of
stations and other cruise events.
- a matlab based utility to generate a basic plot of
the Georges Bank area with isobath lines. You can ftp a
zip file or select the files
tar file of these files is also available.
- GMT - Generic
Mapping Tools used by our "options server" to produce some of the
JGOFS Data System's plots.
JGOFS/GLOBEC software: The US
GLOBEC version of the JGOFS sofware is available here. Download the
last available tar file.
- Kriging software: The
EasyKrig, Matlab based, kriging tool written by Dezhang Chu is
available for download from
ftp://globec.whoi.edu/pub/software/kriging/easy_krig/. It will operate
on many platforms (PC-Windows/2000/XP, Macintosh and Unix-based,including Linux
and Solaris OS) as long
as the Matlab program is installed.
Version 3.0, compatible with Matlab 6, is available for Macs
and PCs and Linux/Unix machines.
In January 2013, Dezhang Chu tested
a revised version of the Matlab code and it worked well with Matlab 2012a. He
would like to acknowledge Dr. Kathelijne M. Wijnberg for this version.
This version is accessible as a zip file, EasyKrig_V3.0_Matlab2012a.zip,
and as individual directories, at the FTP site mentioned above.
for details on how to use this program. Note that the documention has been
translated into several
Czech (For program version 2.1)
Romanian (For program version 2.1)
In addition, a Matlab based toolbox was written by
Caroline Lafleur and Yves Gratton, INRS-Ocanologie, Universit du
Also available (to be used in conjunction with the
Lafleur/Gratton Matlab kriging tool) is a "one-shot" Matlab project
written for Jeff Runge. A brief description on how to use this
software is available from the URL
Questions and comments may be directed to: Yves Gratton,
418-724-1741, email@example.com or Jeffrey Runge,
418-775-0676, firstname.lastname@example.org. The software is available as a
tar file, a zip file, or via
anonymous ftp access from globec.whoi.edu,
cd to /pub/software/krigeage.
- Matlab code for local and remote import of JGOFS database data
directly into MATLAB. You need Matlab running on your
machine, including the external interface code to use this
is used to convert a 256-color PCX graphic file (zsoft format) to a
2-color (Black and White) PCX graphic file. In the process of
conversion, dither patterns are substituted for each color in the
256-color file. It is a FORTRAN program which runs under DOS (PC). The
program was written by J.E. O'Reilly, NOAA, Narragansett RI 02882-1199
- A program to calculate sigma T based on salinity and temperature
is available in both a MATLAB and FORTRAN versions.
- Visualization tools
will be very useful during the analysis and synthesis of the U.S. GLOBEC
Georges Bank data. We are looking into various ways (Web-based, client based,
etc.) of providing such tools. Watch this link for future updates.
Last updated: February 24, 2017