ENHANCEMENT OF MEASUREMENTS ON SHIPS OF OPPORTUNITY - XBT
XBT (Expandable Bathythermograph)

1 - Metadata information

Metadata information is available via the eMII data catalogue (MEST). The metadata describes the XBT Research Group and the different XBT lines.

  

2 - Access SOOP-XBT processed data

SOOP-XBT processed data is available through OPENDAP protocol. Eleven different XBT lines are available:

 

OPENDAP handles transport, translation and sub-setting of data. OPENDAP allows you to access remote data over the internet:

  • using familiar data reanalysis and visualization packages like Matlab, Ferret, IDL...as if the data were on your computer.
  • without worrying about data storage formats, translating them on the fly (including in Ascii), if necessary.
  • accessing only the data of interest (extracting geographical area, time series...)

If you want more information about OPENDAP, use the following website:

 

 

Citation

The citation in a list of references is: "IMOS [year-of-data-download], [Title], [data-access-URL], accessed [date-of-access]."

Acknowledgment

Any users (including re-packagers) of IMOS data are required to clearly acknowledge the source of the material in the format:

"Data was sourced from the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) - IMOS is supported by the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) and the Super Science Initiative (SSI)"

Distribution

Re-packagers of IMOS data should include a statement that information about data quality and lineage is available from the metadata record and a statement that data, products and services from IMOS are provided "as is" without any warranty as to fitness for a particular purpose.

 

IMOS is supported by the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy and the Super Science Initiative.