Argo world 

Argo Layer in Google Earth

Monitor the Argo network in real-time using Google Earth software (GE). This Argo layer for Google Earth shows the positions of all active and inactive floats, features stories about a select number of floats and shows where floats will be deployed. Using a special web interface, it is possible to plot the trajectories for a certain region and time range. To begin exploring this resource, follow the directions below :
  1. Download and install Google Earth at http://earth.google.com
  2. Launch the application
  3. Click on the following link: http://argo.jcommops.org/argo.kml

    This will add a group of layers named "Argo" in your "Temporary Places" (see left frame). This group of layers includes active and inactive floats, deployment plans, and float stories.

    Move up this group of layers (picking the top level one) to your "Preferred places". Hence each time you launch GE, your Argo layers will be available and up to date.

    You can right click on the root layer and click "Refresh" to update it at any time (but it is not necessary as it should be automatic)

  4. You can filter the Argo layers for your country or your program. To do so right, click on the root layer, select "Properties". You will see the Network Link used to create the layers : http://www.jcommops.org/jcommops-kml/WebObjects/jcommops-kml.woa/wa/createKml?masterProg=Argo

    Add the following at the end of the URL, replacing %COUNTRY% or %PROGRAM% as appropriate:

    &country=%COUNTRY%

    or

    &program=%PROGRAM%

  5. You can do a spatial/temporal query on the GDAC database to display observations or float trajectories

    http://www.jcommops.org/jcommops-kml/WebObjects/jcommops-kml.woa/wa/getKmlForm