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:
- Line IX1 Fremantle - Sunda Strait
- Line IX12 Fremantle - Red Sea
- Line IX22 Fremantle - Flores Sea
- Line IX22-PX11 Port Hedland - Japan
- Line IX28 Dumont D'Urville - Hobart
- Line PX2 Flores Sea - Torres Strait
- Line PX30-31 Brisbane - Noumea - Suva/Lautoka
- Line PX33 Hobart - Macquarie Island
- Line PX34 Sydney - Wellington
- Line Sydney - Noumea
- Line TAS - VIC - NSW
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:
The citation in a list of references is: "IMOS [year-of-data-download], [Title], [data-access-URL], accessed [date-of-access]."
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)"
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.