Argo world 

Ways to look at Argo data

Sometimes accessing and decoding Argo data files in NetCDF format can be difficult (see the beginner's guide to get started). One option is to use existant data viewers like Ocean Data View (ODV) and Java Ocean Atlas (JOA) that can read in Argo profile data.

However, those can still be difficult to manage as you need to download software to your computer and choose which proviles to look at. Alternatly, several different ways to access and view Argo data profiles have been developed and are listed in the table below. Many of these are available through internet browsers and most offer visualization of single profiles, while a some allow many profiles in a selected region. Often, metadata associated with the profiles and floats is available.

Sometimes it is helpful to look at data not from a individual profiles, but from many profiles combined together over time. To address this, a couple of data viewers have been developed based on gridded Argo data. These viewers, the Global Marine Argo Atlas and Indian Ocean Argo Data Viewing Application listed below, include additional quality control work to choose high quality Argo data and can include other products like velocity, mixed layer depth (MLD), etc.

Argo Profile Data Viewers
Argovis web app and API
Argo Google Earth layer
Data selection and visualization tool at Coriolis GDAC
Individual float data visualization at Coriolis GDAC
North Atlantic Argo Regional Center's data mining tool
Argo Gridded Data Viewers
Global Marine Argo Atlas
Indian Ocean Argo Data Viewing Application